Live and Work in Maine

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 8am

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Ed McKersie, Founder & President


Nate Wildes, Engagement Director

Live and Work in Maine



Over the years, many people in Maine have talked about the increasing need to recruit talent on a national basis. Since moving to Maine in 1989, I’ve been struck by the fact that most Maine employers believe they are at a competitive disadvantage because of their location. Some employers even talk about moving their operations out of state because they can’t find enough talent who are local or are willing to move here. I believe they have it all wrong…hard to recruit talent have the option to live where they want to live, and if that is part of the decision for people looking at their career options, Maine and the great quality of life we offer, is a competitive advantage.

I helped launch in 1999, understanding that Maine needed to market itself as a place with a diversity of career opportunities. continues to be the largest and most successful job site in Maine. But more needs to be done to change the perception that Maine is only a great place to visit. was created to showcase Maine’s employment market to job seekers in Maine and throughout the country. While the website is a great resource for all Maine job seekers, it is designed to address the issues important to Maine’s future.

–Ed McKersie,
President, Pro Search, Inc
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