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Advice for Changing Jobs

New Ventures Maine workforce specialists offer guidance on four areas of self-care to help class participants take care of themselves during the process of changing jobs, making it a positive process.

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Staff Spotlight: Alicia LaFosse

New Ventures Maine has hired Alicia LaFosse of Bath as a microenterprise specialist who will advise existing and new small business owners in planning, developing management tools, and practicing entrepreneurial skills. She will be based at the UMA Lewiston-Auburn Center.

2022 Annual Report

An executive leadership transition—the first for New Ventures Maine since its inception—was an historic and significant moment this year. As we continued to provide services for participants through the shifting circumstances of the pandemic, we renewed focus on NVME systems and staffing to make a bigger impact for underserved populations and those most affected by the pandemic.

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Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Lux Soc

New Ventures Maine recently hired Rebecca Lux Soc as administrative specialist, based in the Augusta office. Rebecca supports staff across the organization, responds to participant inquiries, and assists with data collection, reporting, bookkeeping and many other tasks that help the office run smoothly.

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CASH Maine Turns 20

Now in its 20th year, CA$H Maine is comprised of 50 non- and for-profit partners working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability.

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Making a Career Leap

The first step toward a major career change is self-exploration. This can lead to enlivening new information about what you can offer employers and what your most important preferences are as an employee.

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Service Year Position Will Help to Build Capacity to Fight Poverty in Greater Bangor Community

NVME has an opening for an AmeriCorps VISTA College Access and Success Coordinator, a paid, full-time service year opportunity to build capacity to fight poverty in the greater Bangor community. The College Access and Success Coordinator provides support and resources to increase access to and retention in higher education for low-income people of all ages. The coordinator connects adult learners with financial literacy programs and other services on campus and …

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