State and National Resources

State Workforce Resources:

Maine CareerCenters provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. They assist all sizes of employers with recruiting, hiring, training, workforce services and access to labor market information. CareerCenters can assist with job retention, expansion, and creation, as well as help workers who are facing job loss due to downsizing or closures. For a list of upcoming job fairs or to post a job for free, visit:

National Workforce Resources:

Our national affiliate, AHCA/NCAL offers additional resources on a national level. Visit the Workforce Resource Center for more information.

PHI (formerly the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) works to ensure quality care for older adults and people with disabilities by creating quality jobs for direct care workers. As the nation’s leading authority on the direct care workforce, PHI promotes quality direct care jobs as the foundation for quality care. PHI provides various fact sheets, resources and research members may find helpful in workforce development. See

NEW Pioneering Solutions to the Workforce Crisis Training Available on ahcancalED
AHCA/NCAL offers a new instructional webinar titled “Pioneering Solutions to the Workforce Crisis.”  This 45-minute webinar developed in collaboration with PHI delivers practical action steps and strategies assisted living and nursing facilities of all shapes and sizes can take to improve their employee and retention efforts. The webinar also covers ways to improve the hiring process and explains supportive supervision and coaching methods that positively impact employee retention. This webinar is part one to a more extensive on-line training for middle managers that will be released in the coming months.  While no CEUs are offered for this webinar, participants can receive a certificate of completion.  The cost of the course is $25 for AHCA/NCAL members and $60 for non-members. 

To access ahcancalED and the Pioneering Solutions webinar, members will need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords.  For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, please email with your name and facility contact information.