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What Maine is doing to help inmates find a job
By bangordailynews.com- Susan Sharon
Published: 09/13/2018

Call it a potential match made in prison.

A seminar billed as a way to help inmates re-enter Maine’s workforce attracted 120 employers eager to find ways to address a challenging labor shortage in the state.

For some, it marks the first time they’ve ever considered recruiting from this labor pool or even stepping foot in the Maine State Prison. But businesses that have tried it say it has been a resounding success, so far.

Maine Department of Corrections staff thought they would be lucky if they got 60 employers to register. Instead, more than twice that showed up.

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