Maine looks to hiring veterans for clean water workforce

Jan. 31, 2024
Maine’s aging clean water workforce is a concern, prompting the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to adjust workforce rules to count veterans’ previous military experience.

An aging workforce is a serious concern for Maine’s clean water sector, according to coverage shared on Wastewater Digest. The state is looking to veterans’ experience to bolster its water sector labor pool.

The Maine Water Environment Association (MeWEA), a state association of clean water industry professionals, announced that it is working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to make the clean water industry more competitive for a talented workforce.

The two organizations are collaborating to attract the state’s veterans to the clean water sector. Veterans’ skillset, developed during their military service, could help expedite training, licensing and career development in the industry.

Read more coverage on Wastewater Digest, an Endeavor Business Media Water Group partner publication.

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Jeremy Wolfe

Jeremy Wolfe is a former Editor for WaterWorld magazine.