Stories about Maine Department of Labor
By Mal Leary on Nov. 21, 2010, at 7:05 p.m.
The Associated Press on Nov. 15, 2010, at 6:59 p.m.
By Kevin Miller on Oct. 08, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
Only 56 more people were working in Maine at the end of 2009 than there were a decade earlier
The Associated Press on June 18, 2010, at 3:25 p.m.
State Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says Maine’s unemployment in May was 8 percent, down slightly from April’s revised rate 8.1 percent.
By Mal Leary on May 28, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
About 2,700 Mainers will get notices from the state Department of Labor next week that their unemployment benefits are ending because Congress failed to pass an extension before taking a week off over the Memorial Day holiday.
By Kevin Miller on April 25, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.
BRISTOL | Lincoln County Democrats recognized state Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman’s efforts on behalf of Maine workers Friday during an award ceremony named for the first woman to hold a Cabinet seat in a presidential administration.
By Mal Leary on March 29, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
AUGUSTA | State labor department officials estimate more than 3,800 Mainers will lose unemployment benefits after next week, and more will follow after Congress failed to act to extend …
By Mal Leary on Nov. 30, 2009, at 7:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine employers will see a $54 million increase in the taxes they pay to fund the unemployment insurance system starting in January.
By Kevin Miller on Nov. 13, 2009, at 7:38 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Labor has charged two northern Maine logging contractors with violating federal labor laws.