Right now, too many Mainers are unemployed or underemployed because they are not equipped with the skills businesses need. Hard work is built into Maine people, but workers need access to an education that will allow them to compete in the modern economy.
The number of available jobs is rising as our economy continues recovering from the recent recession. Unfortunately, too many Maine workers do not have the skills necessary to fill these positions. An estimated 3,863 Maine jobs will go unfilled between now and 2018, according to a report by Southern Maine Community College.