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Fast Facts named the City of Bangor to its list of America’s Top 100 Places to Live. Bangor’s qualities included local leadership, employment opportunities, community commitment, real estate markets, green initiatives, recreational options and an overall high quality of life.


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Maine is a leader in developing programs and training initiatives that meet business demands for a highly skilled, technical workforce. Employers praise the State's customized approach, which includes broad-range training, reimbursement, and apprenticeship programs. From covering the cost of training for new employees to partially reimbursing training costs for upgrading skills to providing on-the-job and classroom instruction, Maine strives to help companies have the best employees possible.  Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor has a long track record of developing customized and innovative training programs for businesses.

Maine Quality Centers

Under this program, businesses or a group of businesses adding at least eight new full-time jobs can receive customized recruitment and training designed to employer specifications.

Maine Apprenticeship Program

This innovative program works with employers to cover the cost of on-the-job and classroom training that will produce more qualified employees.

Governor’s Training Initiative

The Governor’s Training Initiative provides funding for businesses locating or expanding in Maine for training.  Eligible businesses can receive reimbursements for many types of training including on-the job, safety and technical training.