A new monthly webinar series will analyze Maine workforce strategies

The series, called Business Blueprint: Workforce Strategies in Maine’s Evolving Economy, will feature guests with lived experience and subject matter expertise, sharing best practices, opportunities, and resources to benefit Maine businesses and workers.

Join the conversation!

Watch the first webinar that took place on November 1, 2023, with a conversation about managing remote workers.

Details: Guests Bruce Walker from L.L. Bean and Julia Trujillo Luengo with the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development were in conversation with host Joshua Howe, MCCS deputy executive director of workforce training and remote work.

Trujillo Luengo updated viewers on the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic plan and the initial findings of a recent employer survey, and Walker shared how L.L. Bean has expanded remote work in recent years, how remote work has impacted company culture, and the lessons learned since COVID.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Coming December 6, 2023: Maine’s Retirement Savings Requirement
    Details: Are you a business with five or more employees?  Learn more about the details and deadlines for employers under the Maine Retirement Savings Program legislation. We’ll be joined by Dana Connors, past president of the Maine State Chamber, Elizabeth Bordowitz, executive director for Maine Retirement Investment Trust, and Nate Moody, retirement plan advisor and partner at Lebel & Harriman and the vice president of the Maine Employee Benefits Council, to learn about program options and what small employers must do to comply by 2024.
  • How AI Will Change Your Workforce in 2024
  • Dirigo Business Incentive Program
  • What You Need to Know about Recovery in the Workplace
  • The New Mainer Advantage
  • Right Skills, Right Person, Right Role
  • How and Why to Hire Return Citizens