CVS hiring 100 in Maine in national ramp-up expecting higher flu, coronavirus cases The jobs in Maine will be a mix of full-time, part-time and temporary positions. by Lori Valigra October 19, 2020October 19, 2020 Lobstermen say documents show ‘catastrophic impact’ right whale protections could have on industry by Fred Bever, Maine Public October 16, 2020October 16, 2020 New salmon firm to buy Gouldsboro plant that housed nation’s last sardine cannery by Bill Trotter October 16, 2020October 16, 2020 Outdoor dining helped restaurants survive the summer, but Maine’s winter will be a new test by Emily Burnham October 16, 2020October 16, 2020 Maine sees slight increase in unemployment claims by Rosemary Lausier Maine begins distributing more than $100M in small business grants by Jessica Piper Portland OKs $30M freezer warehouse despite West End opposition by Nick Sambides Jr. Hannaford blames technology error for failure to report pizza dough tampering by Rosemary Lausier Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy READ the latest on UNEMPLOYMENT Maine sees slight increase in new jobless claims by Christopher Burns October 1, 2020October 1, 2020 Holy Donut in Portland’s Old Port will close after pandemic disrupts business by Nick Schroeder October 14, 2020October 16, 2020 Portland to vote on ultra-progressive policy slate in 2020 campaign colored by pandemic by Lori Valigra October 12, 2020October 12, 2020 Businesses can resume offering facial tattoos, piercings and waxings next week by Nick Sambides Jr. October 9, 2020October 9, 2020 Maine sees slight drop in new jobless claims What you need to know as Maine reopens bars and raises gathering limits As virus lingers, Maine bar owners brace for reopenings with no sign of further stimulus NATIONAL BUSINESS Poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting October 19, 2020October 19, 2020 Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery October 4, 2020October 4, 2020 US hiring slows for 3rd month but jobless rate falls to 7.9 percent October 2, 2020October 2, 2020 Pfizer urged to wait for November to seek vaccine authorization September 26, 2020September 26, 2020 Americans load up on candy, trick or treat or not, with the pandemic September 23, 2020September 23, 2020 Walmart to change store jobs and raise wages, including a $15 minimum in bakery and deli September 18, 2020September 18, 2020 Mainers spent more than $250K on cannabis during first weekend of retail sales The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy said the long weekend that ended on Monday generated more than 6,400 transactions and $25,000 in sales tax. Maine could lose 16K jobs by 2028, though remote work could spur migration Employment in Maine is forecasted to decline slightly in the next decade as a wave of workers reach retirement age. Federal $4.1M grant to improve terminal in Port of Portland The money will be used to link Merrill’s Marine Terminal and the International Marine Terminal, among other things. Twitter places limits to slow the spread of misleading content Twitter, like rival Facebook Inc., is preparing for a contentious election in which results are likely to be delayed, and experts fear misinformation will run rampant online. ‘I never thought this would be legal’: Maine’s adult-use marijuana stores open to buzz Jason Chavez awoke at 6 a.m. Friday to assure he would be first in line on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Maine. Maine adult-use marijuana stores prepare for opening-day crowds despite low supply Store owners expect pent-up interest when Maine stores open nearly four years after recreational marijuana legalization was approved by voters. Spectrum is adding 200 jobs to its Portland call center The news comes at the right time for Mainers who filed some 2800 unemployment claims last week for the week before. These Maine businesses make do as federal stimulus remains in limbo Business owners in Maine aren’t waiting for another federal stimulus bill as they figure out ways to cut costs and defer payments. 1st round of stimulus grants to Maine small businesses to be awarded Friday The grants are part of the $200 million in federal CARES Act funds that Gov. Janet Mills allocated for struggling businesses and nonprofits. In a Boothbay Harbor, scientists are tying lobstermen’s ropes in knots to protect whales The idea is to come up with a way Maine lobstermen can affordably satisfy federal laws that prohibit fishing activity from harming protected marine species such as North Atlantic right whales. Janet Mills sets Nov. 2 bar reopening, loosens gathering limits as cold weather sets in Stage 4 increases limits on indoor seating in restaurants, churches and movie theaters to 50 percent capacity of permitted occupancy or 100 people. Alfond Foundation grants $500M to Maine higher ed and research institutions The Harold Alfond Foundation said the grants will be given to innovative higher education and research organizations to help create jobs, educate and build skills. Maine hospitality industry expects $1B revenue loss in 2020 as virus ends growth run The hospitality industry is expected to contribute roughly $3 billion in direct taxable revenue to the Maine economy, down from $4 billion last year. Maine’s hospitality industry braces for continued losses with winter on the horizon Maine’s tourism industry managed to avert a complete disaster this summer, but some are looking ahead to a bleak winter. New downtown Bangor eatery to serve Detroit-style pizza In a crowded pizza scene in Bangor, the style may help them stand out. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.