Create a Regional Grant Program To Help Rural Businesses Find Qualified Staff

Last updated: Feb 19, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Trey Stewart, Senate 2 - Aroostook County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 492




Senator Stewart of Aroostook would create a grant program and related fund for the purpose of aiding entities in hiring a workforce recruiter. The purpose of the position is to advertise and promote jobs in rural Maine and to locate qualified staff to fill open positions. Funds for the program are provided by a one-time appropriation from the General Fund of $1,000,000.