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UMaine Cuts

| March 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine will cut about $10 million from its annual budget and lay off about seven non-faculty employees. Officials said Friday that the cuts will not result in layoffs of any faculty members or the elimination of any academic programs. The Portland Press Herald reports the school will find […]

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USM Students Protest Faculty Layoffs

| March 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – University of Southern Maine students are protesting cuts and layoffs of faculty resulting from a budget shortfall. About 100 students gathered outside the office of the provost Friday after about a dozen faculty members received layoff notices. Flat state funding and declining enrollment contributed to a $14 million budget gap in […]

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Layoffs at Great Northern Paper

| February 6, 2014

East Millinocket, ME – Great Northern Paper (GNP), announced Thursday that it must temporarily lay off employees as it continues to work on restructuring mill operations and lowering production costs toward its goal of restarting the mill.  GNP temporarily stopped manufacturing on January 23 due to the current high costs of production combined with lower […]

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MaineCare Transport Troubles

| January 31, 2014

SANFORD, Maine (AP) – A Sanford-based nonprofit that will stop providing rides for Maine Medicaid patients has let go more than 20 employees. York County Community Action Corp. announced in December that it would stop working with the state contractor that arranges rides in the county effective Feb. 7 because it was losing money. The […]

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Creative Apparel Lays Off Nearly 70 Workers, Rapid Response Begins

| January 16, 2014

Today rapid response efforts have begun for nearly 70 workers in Fort Kent. They were laid off this week by Creative Apparel Associates, a military protective clothing company that is temporarily shutting down operations in Fort Kent and a few sites around Maine. A packed parking lot outside of the Fort Kent municipal building, where […]

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