Bureau of Employment Services

The Bureau of Employment Services provides a variety of employment and training services for Maine workers, businesses, and jobseekers through the Maine CareerCenter network.

What's New

Upcoming Job Fairs at the CareerCenter

Services for Workers and Jobseekers

  • Job Referrals
  • Employment Workshops
  • Résumé and Interviewing Skills
  • Wage Information and Job Growth Projections
  • Information on Education and Skill Training Options

[see all jobseeker services at the CareerCenter...]

Services for Business

  • Free Job Postings
  • Job Fairs
  • Worker Recruitment and Screening
  • Interview Space
  • Workforce Information
  • Training Resources

[see all business services at the CareerCenter...]

Special Programs of the CareerCenter

  • Maine Apprenticeship Program: Designed to meet the needs of Maine employers through customized on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.
  • Business Visitation Program: Helps businesses with a variety of financial, business planning, marketing and job training resources.
  • Competitive Skills Scholarship: Grant for adult workers to earn a degree or certificate in an approved training program. Pays for tuition, fees, and educational supports not paid for by other programs.
  • Disability Program Navigator: Helps people with disabilities access programs and services that impact their ability to gain/retain employment.
  • LifeLong Learning Accounts: Employer-matched, portable individual savings accounts used to finance education and training. Maine was selected as the first state in the nation to pilot this initiative.
  • Monitor Advocate: Works to ensure safe and fair working conditions and access to employment services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Maine.
  • Rapid Response Team: Hosts informational sessions to workers dislocated by company layoffs. Workers receive information on state and community resources available to laid-off workers including: unemployment benefits, CareerCenter employment and training services, and health care options.
  • Veterans Services: Provides veterans and transitioning services members with employment and training opportunities, and protects their employment rights.
  • Work Experience Field Training for ASPIRE Participants
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Federal tax credit for employers who hire workers who qualify as members of target groups.

Contact the Bureau of Employment Services

Mailing Address:

    Maine Department of Labor
    Bureau of Employment Services
    55 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333-0055

Phone: (207) 623-7981
TTY: Maine relay 711
CareerCenter Hotline: 1-888-457-8883
E-mail: mdol@maine.gov