Jobs in Portland, Maine, United States

Portland has grown to become a major cosmopolitan town in the region. It’s Maine’s largest city and a key cultural center. The city boasts of a New England feel in its downtown area. Its suburbs are unique, stylish and have a tranquil atmosphere. Portland’s lush landscape is crowned with an attractive coastline.

Economy and employment in Portland

The city’s economy has continued to evolve with the fast-paced global changes. Portland currently has a strong presence of technology and creative industries that are employing thousands of locals. Despite a significant portion of the jobs in the area being blue collar, the modern workforce is inclined towards white collar jobs.

Unemployment in the city is lower compared to both the state and the country. The following is a representation of the job distribution in Portland.

  • Education, health, and social services- 16.1% (Percentage of the state’s employees working in the respective sector).
  • Wholesale & retail- 16.9%
  • Manufacturing industry- 10.6%
  • Construction- 7.2%
  • Financial & insurance services- 5.7%

The town is also ideal for self- employed people.

Is it expensive living in Portland?

The standard of living is high (cost of living index 13% higher than the country’s). Consequently, the cost of purchasing goods and services is relatively high. Healthcare services are also expensive. The high cost is attributed to it being a key city in Maine for both locals and tourists.

The high living standards have in turn led to a price- inflated real estate market. For you to buy a home in Portland, you’ll have to part with an average of $236,000 from your account. If purchasing one seems a far-fetched idea for you at the moment, you can decide to rent an apartment or a studio apartment. The average rent is about $932.

Points of interests in the city

Art enthusiasts will find a home in the city. The Arts district harbors a number of art galleries, museums and even a college of art. To add to its rich arts, the city has notable historical parks. The Baxter Boulevard, Riverton Park and the Lincoln Park are some of the parks you should take a stroll in or have your morning jogs there. While in the area you should also make an effort of visiting the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Besides areas to visit, the restaurants in the city should satisfy your palates! Ranked among the top cities with mouth-watering delicacies, Portland offers you the opportunity to experience different cuisines and different seafood.

United States Maine Portland
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JOB DESCRIPTION NEWS CENTER Maine is looking for a highly-organized Marketing Coordinator to work alongside our Marketing Team based in Portland, Maine. The Marketing Coordinator will provide marketing, sales, and brand ...
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Planet Fitness - Portland ME Group
Customer Service - Front Desk Representative weekend opener!  Job SummaryResponsible for providing a superior level of customer service to Planet Fitness members, prospective members and guests, ensuring an ...
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We are currently seeking a Workers Compensation Claims Examiner to join our team in Columbus. Ideal candidate will have 4 years of Workers Compensation Claims Examiner experience. You will be responsible for analyzing ...
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Bendett & McHugh
Busy New England business law firm seeks Maine Real Estate/Foreclosure Attorney to work in our Portland, Maine office.The successful candidate will be responsible for title review, foreclosure document review, drafting ...
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WOA North Hampton & Portland
Ensure that the club meets its new member sales goals. Conduct the necessary marketing and sales activities to generate the required number of monthly club tours.  Through a consultative sales process enroll ...
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E&h Family Group
Overview The person who greets and helps customers in a local 7-Eleven is the most important person in the 7-Eleven corporation. Bar none. You are the face of our company. You are 7-Eleven to our customer. We rely on ...
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Sinclair Broadcast Group
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television ...
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Goodwill Northern New England
Job Summary: Oversees, coordinates and performs daily services provided at the designated contractual site, and assists supervisor with the supervision of employees’ daily duties. Monitors and orders supplies. ...
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  New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass HealthThe Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to ...
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Drummond Woodsum
Drummond Woodsum’s growing corporate department seeks an associate attorney with 2-8 years of relevant law firm experience in its Portland office.Candidate must have experience both working in teams and in ...
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We are very busy and are hiring Trash Truck Laborers to join our team. $200.00 sign on bonus available.Responsibilities:Riding on the back of garbage collection truck collecting solid waste on a designated ...
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Hannaford
Part Time Grocery Store Associate Hannaford is hiring Part Time Grocery Store Associates; Bakery, Cashier/Customer Service, Center Store, Deli , Grocery Crew (Day & Night Shifts), Maintenance/Custodial, Meat, ...
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Portland Monthly Magazine
Join our record-breaking advertising display sales team as an advertising account executive at award-winning Portland Monthly Magazine. You will enthusiastically represent our magazine to our present and future print ...
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McDonald's | RC Management
McDonald’s will reimburse up to $3,000 for your tuition! Tuition reimbursement is available for all employees and is very easy to qualify, all you need to do is be an employee to receive. Visit ...
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