Magnetize Maine forum searches for ways to attract and retain young workers

MDF’s Realize Maine Network and member organization Momentum Aroostook are featured in this article from the Bangor Daily News.

The article highlighted the Network’s signature annual event, Magnetize Maine, which was held this year on Friday October 20th o the campus of the University of Presque Isle.

Here’s an excerpt: “Like most of Maine, Aroostook County is searching for ways to attract and retain young workers to fill gaps as older employees retire out of the workforce. Working toward that goal, local and statewide stakeholders attended a forum called Magnetize Maine at the University of Maine Presque Isle on Friday to share ideas on how to go about what some described as the key to the state’s future. Some of the Aroostook County stakeholders included S.W. Collins, Smith Farms, and MMG Insurance. Panelists said employers in Aroostook County are looking for young professionals in fields like financial services, agriculture, manufacturing, and entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses. Some panels focused on family farms and young professionals.”

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