STATEWIDE – A Maine drive to hire military veterans helped find jobs for more than 280 service members.
A spokesperson for the Maine Department of Labor said the Maine Hire-a-Vet campaign ran from Labor Day to Dec. 9 of last year.
The agency said 254 employers joined the campaign and hired 283 veterans at an average hourly wage of $22.78.
Employers that hired the most veterans included Bath Iron Works, Northern Light Health and Maine Veterans’ Homes.
The campaign was about as successful as the 2018 hiring effort, which led to jobs for 286 veterans and military family members. That hiring drive attracted 191 employers.