1.L&L—Laura Fortman

On Aug. 23, the Maine State Library celebrated the launch of Bendable Maine, as some 60 people turned out in Augusta for food, drink and conversation. Speakers included Portland Poet Laureate Maya Williams, who read an original work to mark the event, and State Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman (pictured here). “Bendable allows job seekers to dip their toes into a career path,” the commissioner told the audience. “It has a wonderful assortment of learning opportunities, including soft skills and tech skills, which are important for any job today.”

September 2022