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Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign 2023

Planning for the 2023 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign has begun!  The Planning Committee is hard at work with a redesign of the campaign to provide a more direct connection between Veteran (and non-Veteran) job seekers and the great employers in Maine.  I don’t want to divulge too much, and we need to confirm a few more items prior to announcing the changes.  Yet, continue to check back with us on our site for the most up to date information.  You can also follow us on Facebook.  Just know we will back at the Augusta Civic Center on Thursday August 17, 2023, for our opening ceremony and campaign kick-off hiring event.

As we can’t do this with you, THANK YOU to all for your support in making last year’s Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign another success.  Because of the hiring efforts of our fantastic Maine employers, 186 Veterans, spouses and family members found meaningful career opportunities.  Not only was the hiring effort impressive, the average hourly wage surpassed expectations at $33.12.  This is a dramatic increase of $9.00 per hour from our 2021 outcomes.  Hires were reported in all industry sectors and from all counties in Maine.  We can’t be more gratified by the outcomes.

Also, if you think your Veteran hiring successes make you eligible for the HIRE Vets Medallion Recognition Program, please visit to review the eligibility criteria or reach out to your nearest Veterans Representative.  The application period runs January 31, 2023 through April 30, 2023.  Your Maine Department of Labor Veterans Team is holding virtual information sessions on March 23, 2023, and again on April 20, 2023, both at 1 pm.  Pre-registration is required by contacting Francis “JR” Abbott at

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign feel free to reach out to the campaign coordinator, Leo Deon,

And remember, Hire the Right Veteran…for the Right Job…Right Now!

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