Older workers bring valuable life experience to the workforce
Get out of the house and stay active! Earn extra fun money. Share your time and talents this season! Enjoy a flexible schedule. Share your love of our community. Learn something new! These are just a few of the reasons why retirees re-enter the workforce.
And that’s a very good thing, because not only do retired folks have so much to offer, local hotels and restaurants sure need ‘em here in the Kennebunks. Last year was a tough one for seasonal Maine businesses, many of which had to reduce hours or limit days because of a staffing shortage. They faced the perfect storm of a low unemployment rate, a robust economy and a reduced number of H-2B visas, meaning fewer seasonal employees came to work in local hotels and restaurants.
This year looks to remain the same, so a new collaborative committee is working to recruit older employees, touting the benefits of working after retirement. The Older Employees Staffing Alliance is planning a job fair in a comfortable, low-key setting at The Center, specifically for older adults, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Lower Village. Complete with a free lunch from local restaurants, the afternoon will feature representatives from local hotels, such as The Breakwater Inn & Spa, the Colony, The Nonantum Resort and the Kennebunkport Resort Collection. The fair is free and open to the public.
Local businesses are looking for part-time and full-time seasonal front-desk, reservation and sales agents, gift shop attendants, night auditors, maintenance and landscaping workers, housekeepers, cruise and bus greeters, concierge staff, hosts, bartenders, breakfast attendants, pet sitters, childcare, pool and marina attendants, and more.
Need more information? Call the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce at (207) 967-0857 or email email@example.com.
EMPLOYERS represented at the Job Fair March 12
AGING EXCELLENCE: Personal support specialists for companions and transport. Aging Excellence offers wellness-based in-home elder care. Brad Church / firstname.lastname@example.org
AMBIDEXTROUS LANDSCAPING INC.: Hiring landscapers. Michelle Allen / email@example.com
ATRIA KENNEBUNK: CRMA’s, servers, per diem housekeeper, cook, RN. Kelli.Cummings@atriaseniorliving.com
BLACKROCK FARM: Hiring a gardener. Black Rock Farm offers fine gardening and landscape design and installation, nursery and vegetable grower. Adam / firstname.lastname@example.org
BOULANGERIE / A PROPER BAKERY: Counter Crew positions available - full and part time. Bakery team is complete at present, but we always love to meet fellow bakers for future job opportunities. Boulangerie is a small batch, village bakery that creates artisanal bread and pastries for Kennebunk. Amy Tyson / email@example.com
CL Landscape & Design: Carol Laboissonniere / firstname.lastname@example.org
COASTAL MAINE KAYAK & BIKE: Theresa Ouellette / email@example.com
COMFORT KEEPERS: Hiring caregivers, CNA, PSS. Comfort Keepers provides in-home non-medical services to seniors in York and Cumberland county. firstname.lastname@example.org
CORNING INC.: Maryanne Bear / email@example.com
FEDCAP: Fedcap is a non-profit organization working in workforce development, offering an Employment and Community Service Specialist, Employment Specialist, and Work Readiness Instructor. Lisa Crothers / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAY CREEK HOTELS: Front desk, housekeeping, seasonal servers, seasonal bussers, seasonal bartenders, seasonal hosts, seasonal dishwashers, seasonal prep/line cooks. The Breakwater Inn & Spa is a collection of two boutique hotels, spa, waterside restaurant, and seasonal banquet events. Haydn Goins / email@example.com
HMS HOST: Hiring food and beverage positions at the Kennebunk Travel Plaza (North/Southbound), including cashiers, Starbucks Baristas, utility (cleaning) and shift supervisors. HMSHost is the world’s largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers, recognized by industry leaders at airports and motorways/ Travel Plazas worldwide. They use our experience and global reach to offer travelers an unparalleled blend of local, regional and international brands. Nancy.Teixeira@hmshost.com
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE: Hiring caring and compassionate CAREGivers to become a part of the team and join their mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults throughout our community. Home Instead Senior Care provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care and compassion. Caring professionals may work throughout York County, all shifts-days, evenings, overnights, weekdays and weekends. Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org
HUNTINGTON COMMON: CAN, PSS, CRMA, care managers, dietary and medicine care managers., Huntington Common is an assisted-living and memory-care facility in Kennebunk. Michelle Pierce / HuntingtonCommon.HRM@sunriseseniorliving.com
HURRICANE RESTAURANT: Hurricane Restaurant prides itself on made-fresh daily food, award-winning wine and excellent service! Sherrie Stone / email@example.com
JAK Designs: Hiring a gift shop manager, sales associate. JAK Designs is an artisan gallery featuring hand-crafted gifts made by over 20 American artists. firstname.lastname@example.org
KBC SHIPYARD STORE: Becky Burritt / email@example.com
KBIA: Counselors and assorted staff positions, plus office staff and teaching positions. KBIA is a summer enrichment program at Mother’s Beach for children. Martin Lodish / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, LLC: Hiring RN, LPN, CNA, Unit Aides, Dietary Aides, Cooks, Full time, Part time, and per diem. Andrea Bouchard / ABouchard@nathealthcare.com
KENNEBUNKPORT RESORT COLLECTION:
Kennebunkport Inn: Servers, Bussers, Bartenders, Host, Valet, Cooks, Housekeepers.
Hidden Pond: Servers, Bussers, Bartenders, Host, Valet, Front Desk, Massage Therapist, Spa Desk;
Cape Arundel Inn: Line Cook, Breakfast Server, Busser, Host, Dishwasher, Front Desk, Housekeeping
Tides Beach Club: Servers, Bussers, Bartender, Host, Valet, Beach Tender, Dishwasher, Front Desk, Front Desk Manager
The Boathouse: Cooks, Dishwashers, Front Desk, Servers, Bussers, Host
The Lodge on the Cove & Cabot Cove Cottages: Front Desk
The Yachtsman: Front Desk
Stephanie Schafer / email@example.com
*Positions range from seasonal to year-round and full- and part time. KRC features eight distinctive hotels and resorts, six restaurants and unique catering venues in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk. KRC features eight distinctive hotels and resorts, six restaurants and unique catering venues in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk.
KENNEBUNK SAVINGS: Full- and part-time summer help for branch, plus full-time year-round back office positions. Kennebunk Savings is a mutual banking institute founded in 1871 in Kennebunk, serving southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire. Eileen.Brogli@kennebunksavings.com
KITCHEN CHICKS: Peggy Liversidge / firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKONIA GREEK PRODUCTS:
MAINE ART PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE: Natalie Lane / email@example.com
MAINE-LY DRIZZLE: Hiring for sales, bottlers, general store support. Need 2 people from 5-10 pm (2 hours with customers, few hours filling bottles with product. Also 3 days 9-5 general store support (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday). Need staff for our Ogunquit store as well.
Gourmet and all-Natural foodie store showcasing oils from all over the world and aged authentic balsamic vinegar from our producer in Modena, Italy. Debbie Maucieri / firstname.lastname@example.org
MAINE STAY INN: Housekeepers, dishwasher, breakfast helper, AM housekeeper, PM housekeeper. Judi Hauer / email@example.com
NONANTUM RESORT: firstname.lastname@example.org
RHUMB LINE RESORT: Housekeepers, front desk and seasonal restaurant. The Rhumb Line Resort is a hotel with seasonal dining. email@example.com
SANDY PINES CAMPGROUND: Cheryl Child / firstname.lastname@example.org
SCALAWAGS: Hiring sales/stock positions. These positions include year-round and seasonal opportunities. Applicants must also have a love for dogs! Daly Grogan / Daly@scalawagsonline.com
SEASHORE TROLLEY MUSEUM: Sherry / email@example.com
SHARPER EVENTS & PARTY RENTALS: Hiring drivers/deliveries/set-up. Nick Wright / firstname.lastname@example.org
SPURWINK: Resident Youth and Family Specialists, Direct Support Professionals, Care Coordinator – Adult Behavioral Health Home, Children’s Behavorial Health Coordinator, Clinician – Functional Family Therapist, Clinician – Resource Parent Care Team – York County, Family Support Partner – Children’s Behavioral Health Homes. Jenn Gondek / email@example.com
TC HAFFORD BASEMENT SYSTEMS: Installers, CSR, Production Manager. TC Hafford Basement Systems is a home repair company specializing in basement waterproofing, crawl space and foundation repair throughout Maine and seacoast New Hampshire. firstname.lastname@example.org
VACASA: Seasonal housekeepers to clean vacation rental homes throughout the Southern Maine Region. Ability to work as a team and to meet deadlines. Must be able to do laundry and to make beds. Dependable transportation required. Cleaning supplies and company cell phone provided. Vacasa is a vacation rental management company. email@example.com
VARANO’s/BILLY’S CHOWDER HOUSE: firstname.lastname@example.org
WABAN: Hiring Ed Tech 3, Maintenance Worker, Direct Support Professionals. Waban provides supports for children and adults with Autism and other Intellectual disabilities in day service facilities and residential settings.
WALDO EMERSON INN: Housekeeping / AM Breakfast Assistant / PM Inn Concierge. The Waldo Emerson Inn is a romantic inn with six guest rooms. Blending historical charm and elegant whimsy to create a unique guest experience. Hana Pevny / email@example.com
WHITE BARN INN: Al Black / Ablack.WhiteBarnInn@gracehotels.com
YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: York County Community College provides career training to enhance employment opportunities. Fred Quistgard / firstname.lastname@example.org