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    Maine Employers Coax Former Residents Home to Fill Jobs

    When there are more open jobs than people to fill them, you get to a situation where the candidates are sought after. Imagine if our entire country had this issue.

    Maine Employers Coax Former Residents Home to Fill Jobs

    Employers and recruiters looking to fill positions in Maine are scouring the U.S. for people who once lived in the northern New England state in hopes work will coax them back.

    Though the state known as "Vacationland" draws tourists to its coastal hamlets and rugged wilderness, it can be harder to convince outsiders to actually live there, recruiters say. Maine doesn't have a deep roster of major companies, lacks a large city and has notoriously harsh winters.

    To improve his odds at finding a good candidate, recruiter Ed McKersie, who runs Portland staffing firm Pro Search Inc., looks on social-media sites such as LinkedIn to identify ex-Mainers and graduates from Maine colleges who might be convinced to return to their old stomping ground.

    "They know what it's like here, they have an affinity," said Mr. McKersie. He said the key is to show ex-Mainers that the state has more available jobs than they may think.

    Maine Employers Coax Former Residents Home to Fill Jobs | Fox Business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    When there are more open jobs than people to fill them, you get to a situation where the candidates are sought after. Imagine if our entire country had this issue.
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.
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    We have the same situation in New Hampshire. Lots of jobs openings and few to fill them. New England is now the oldest area of the country and just too old to work in many cases.

    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.
    Maine is a beautiful state. When I lived in Rhode Island, we would drive up there sometimes on weekends. If the area loses any points for the beautiful scenic winters, it makes them up with the mild summer weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    We have the same situation in New Hampshire. Lots of jobs openings and few to fill them. New England is now the oldest area of the country and just too old to work in many cases.
    I did not know that the average ages in New England were as high as they are. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I did not know that the average ages in New England were as high as they are. Interesting.
    Yea its having a dramatic effect already. School and local budgets get voted down all the time. Few young people around. One reporter up here called it the "silver tsunami." Its also worrisome because all these companies, how long will they remain here if they cant find workers? We already had a couple move down south because its where the workers are.

    New England now home to oldest population in America, Census data shows | masslive.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.


    I live in New England (MA) and vacation each year in Maine. It is beautiful... some would say "the way life should be"

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    I live in New England (MA) and vacation each year in Maine. It is beautiful... some would say "the way life should be"

    LOL
    People don't realize what Maine is like. The artists colony and beaches are a far cry from redneck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    I live in New England (MA) and vacation each year in Maine. It is beautiful... some would say "the way life should be"

    LOL
    I am sure the coast is beautiful in the summer. However, the bucolic image of Maine is not necessarily the reality of the state in toto.
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    You could say that about any/every state, really.
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