This weekend the Maine Department of Labor will be reinstating work search requirements that were relaxed during the pandemic. Now, once again, Mainers who have been collecting unemployment benefits will be required to actively seek reemployment and to accept any job offers they are qualified to fill.

According to a press release by the Maine Department of Labor, Maine joblessness is low, almost as low as it was before the pandemic began. About 1200 new claims for unemployment were logged last week which is a low for the previous several months.

The Maine Department of Labor will be holding two virtual hiring events in the next seven days, a virtual job fair for the hospitality industry will be held tomorrow (5/21/21) from 2-4pm CLICK HERE for more information about that event.

There will also be a virtual hiring event for EMS, Law Enforcement, and security. May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm CLICK HERE for information on that event.

Also the New England Virtual Job Fair is ongoing at B985.FM


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