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STEP 2: The Job Search

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Job Opportunities for New Mainers

Employment Services

Do you already have the experience and training you need to enter the US workforce? Find resources for open job positions, job fairs, other training opportunities, résumé building, and job interview preparation.

Employment Agencies

Employers often list their open job positions with employment agencies to attract qualified applicants.

Greater Portland Career Center

Maine Career Center logo

The Greater Portland CareerCenter provides training and employment services to job seekers and business owners including hiring events such as job fairs, workshops and training for job seekers. They provide assistance setting up Maine Department of Labor Maine JobLink accounts and job search skill workshops. Many of the opportunities are remote.

The CareerCenter website also includes information about resources for job seekers, training, staffing agencies, what to do if you are laid off, unemployment, etc.

Greater Portland CareerCenter
In-Person Hours: Appointments available 8 AM – 4 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
151 Jetport Blvd
Portland, ME 04102
(opens in Google Maps)
Fax: 207-623-7981
Phone: 207-822-0221
Email: portland.careercenter@maine.gov
The Greater Portland CareerCenter is accessible via Portland METRO Route 5

Maine Department of Labor — Information for Job Seekers

Peer Workforce Navigator Project logo

The Peer Workforce Navigator Project connects community member to good, quality jobs and education and training opportunities to promote career advancement and economic security.

  • Jobs: Connects people with jobs, education & training opportunities
  • Unemployment Insurance: Help people get unemployment benefits
  • Public Benefits: Help workers get public benefits and supports like MaineCare, Food Assistance (SNAP) and childcare subsidy

To contact a Peer Navigator go to the Peer Workforce Navigator Website or complete this Contact Form.

Maine Department of Labor — Information for Job Seekers

Maine Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation logo

The Maine Department of Labor Information for Job Seekers website page provides general information about employment related information important to workers such as:

  • Jobs and training
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Disability Services
  • Workplace Safety
  • Labor Laws
  • Labor Statistics
  • Work Force Development
Vocational Rehabilitation
Maine Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation logo

A Maine Department of Labor program, Vocational Rehabilitation (Bureau of Rehabilitation Services) helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to get and keep a job.

Portland Office:
151 Jetport Blvd
Portland, ME 04102
(opens in Google Maps)
Phone: 207-822-3300 or 1-877-594-5627
Fax: 207-775-7870
TTY users please use Maine Relay 711

Workforce Solutions Center
Goodwill of Northern New England logo

The Workforce Solutions Center, part of Goodwill Northern New England, works with individuals seeking employment to match interests with jobs. They can also provide on-the-job training, counseling, and support services.

Workforce Solutions Center
190 Lancaster St.
Portland, ME 04101
(opens in Google Maps)
Phone: 207-775-5891

Job Fairs and Hiring Events

The Maine Department of Labor holds job fairs for local employers and job seekers at the CareerCenters statewide on an ongoing basis. Check out their site for dates and locations and to get on the list for announcements for Job Fair and workshop updates.

Maine Department of Labor logo

Some Specialized Job Search Sites

Use these resources to find programs to help you with your job search.

Maine CareerCenter Resources
Maine CareerCenter logo

The Maine CareerCenter offers resources with information about staffing agencies, recruiters resources for job seekers, relocating to Maine, free tools, career planning and much more.

Some useful links:

Live and Work in Maine
Live & Work in Maine logo

Live and Work in Maine is a nonprofit effort designed to increase awareness about career opportunities in Maine and encourage people to move to Maine.

Diversity Hiring Coalition
Diversity Hiring Coalition logo

The Diversity Hiring Coalition of Maine (DHC) provides leadership, connections, education, and resources to Maine employers to Promote Diversity in the workplace. It focuses on three areas of diversity: Aging Workforce, Racial and Ethnic Diversity and LGBTQ community. It provides its members a link to post job openings on the DHC Job Dashboard.

Maine Association of Nonprofits
Maine Association of Nonprofits logo

The goal of the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) is to promote an environment in which nonprofits can thrive and best serve Maine, our advocacy program, guided by our Advocacy Committee, works to build the public’s understanding of the important role of nonprofits; educates nonprofit leaders to be better advocates; and lobbies on behalf of the entire sector.

MANP hosts the only job board in Maine exclusively for mission-driven employment opportunities.

Maine Healthcare Jobs

If you’re credentialed to work in Healthcare, use these sites to find opportunities.

Maine Health
MaineHealth logo

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of high-quality providers and health care organizations committed to the health and well-being of the communities and people we serve. As the largest health care organization in Maine and a leading health care provider serving northern New Hampshire, MaineHealth is recognized as one of the nation’s top integrated health care delivery networks.

Northern Light Health
Northern Light Health logo

Northern Light Health is a statewide healthcare system like no other. While you have probably heard that before, we truly believe we have a unique, rewarding experience to share with you. What exactly sets us apart? Our culture is founded on the qualities that make Mainers great.

Indeed.com logo

Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 250M unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

Greater Portland Health uses Indeed to post jobs.

Portland-Area Staffing Agencies

Use these resources to find programs to help you with your job search.

Manpower Maine
Manpower Maine logo

Since 1961, Manpower has been a leader in temporary and permanent staffing in Maine. When you work with the Manpower team you can trust that you are working with experienced professionals that are committed to being the best in their field and delivering results for you.

70 Center St.
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-774-8258
Text: 207-560-0928

Springborn Staffing
Springborn Staffing logo

Springborn Staffing helps you find jobs in finance, HR, managerial, banking, and more.

97A Exchange St.
Suite 504
Portland, ME 04101
207-761-TEMP (8367)

Robert Half Staffing
Robert Half Staffing logo

Robert Half Staffing is a staffing agency for accounting, HR, finance, banking, legal assistant, IT Specialists, auditors, and more.

100 Middle St.
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-800-3996

MaineWorks logo

MaineWorks is a temporary staffing agency for landscaping and industrial construction. Employs veterans and those reentering the workforce from addictions or incarcerations or other barriers to employment.

14 Pleasant St.
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 1-(800)-996-0289

IntWork logo

Since 1961, IntWork is a boutique recruiting agency that helps employers find and hire qualified, local, diverse professionals that quickly contribute to the company. We place primarily BIPOC, bilingual, & immigrants in AEC, HR/ DEI, Tech, Finance, Operations roles.

Phone: 207-200-1930

More Maine Staffing Agencies

There are many resources and staffing agencies serving Maine and the Portland area.

For information go to:  Maine CareerCenter Resources

Download a List of Staffing Agencies

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a good way to get some experience, meet new people, and learn about what different organizations do. Most nonprofit (NGOs), churches, schools and government programs use volunteers. If there is an organization you like, check out their website to see if they use volunteers.

Below you will find additional resources for seeking out volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Maine
Robert Half Staffing logo

Volunteer Maine is a State of Maine organization that promotes volunteering around the state.

VolunteerME Southern Maine
VolunteerME logo

The VolunteerME Southern Maine website, hosted by United Way of Southern Maine, lists volunteer opportunities in southern Maine.

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