Jobs in Maine
Maine Course Hospitality Group
Maine Course Hospitality Group
South Portland, ME
Harbor Hill Center - Genesis HealthCare
FedEx Ground PH US
Portland (ME), ME
River Ridge Center - Genesis HealthCare
Maine Jobs: Overview
Maine is situated in the very top corner of the East Coast, bordered by New Hampshire, Canada, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its diverse landscape includes pine tree-dotted mountains, rocky coastlines, and lush forests. You can find Maine jobs throughout the state, but opportunities are especially concentrated in the cities. For instance, Portland—Maine's largest city—boasts a healthy job market with a low unemployment rate.
Portland has been ranked one of the top 10 foodie cities in America. You can find any type of cuisine in Portland, from unique pizzas to vegan Thai food, and of course, Maine's famous lobster rolls. Be sure to wash down your meal with a beer from one of the region's many local breweries. Outside Portland, there are tons of outdoor attractions and experiences to enjoy in Maine. You can hike in rocky Acadia National Park, catch a boat ride in Ogunquit, or dip your feet into the Atlantic at Old Orchard Beach. Ready to start applying for jobs in Maine? You can check out the opportunities on this page or our Portland job listings to get started.
Popular Jobs in Maine
Historically, Maine's largest industries included shipbuilding, agriculture, and fishing. More than 8,000 farms support the state's farming jobs. Maine's leading agricultural products include blueberries, potatoes, poultry, eggs, and maple syrup. While the shipbuilding industry has slowed down over the years, there are still about 200 firms that build fishing boats and create engineering jobs for residents.
In addition to Maine's traditional industries, the state also has a thriving tourism industry that supports more than 110,000 jobs—many of which are in food service. One of Maine's other more recent popular industries is healthcare. You can find jobs in healthcare in the state's large hospital system alongside the 8% of the state's population that works in health and social assistance.
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How Much Do Maine Jobs Pay?
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