Tapping into Maine’s Immigrant Talent Pool – Hiring Do’s and Don’ts

Maine employers are starved for workers as low unemployment persists in the state.

Yet employers sometimes cut themselves off from immigrants in the workforce through errors made in job postings, during interviews, when communicating job offers, and, after hiring qualified candidates, during the I-9 employment verification process.

These mistakes may not only cost an employer a talented potential employee, but may also run afoul of federal nondiscrimination and employer sanctions laws.

MeBIC has created a two-page primer on hiring “do’s and don’ts”.   This resource may help Maine’s employers tap into the broadest possible applicant pool, and avoid legal errors.