EMDC extends its reach with addition of deputy director

Posted July 07, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
Last modified July 08, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — In a continuation of its efforts to better connect area businesses and job seekers, Eastern Maine Development Corporation has welcomed Hook Wheeler to its team as deputy director for business and workforce services. He is based in the organization’s Ellsworth office.

“This new position provides an opportunity for EMDC to further our reach in Hancock County, but also gives us a chance to put an even sharper focus on the crucial connection between what our region’s businesses need in employees and what skills our job seekers are bringing to the table or being trained for,” EMDC president and CEO Michael Aube said.

Wheeler will be responsible for working with business development specialists and career advisors to identify the needs of businesses and clients. He will oversee the organization’s On-the-Job-Training and other training programs as well as providing workforce and business development services across EMDC’s four county region.

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The organization thrives on supporting the region’s businesses and communities.

EMDC has locations throughout the state to support a variety of programs that contribute to Maine’s economic prosperity. EMDC can be reached by calling 942-6389 and on the web at www.emdc.org.

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