December 21, 2017 - MaineWorks was featured in a heartwarming holiday story by WCSH 6. The Maine chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) presented MaineWorks employee Heather Lunt with an incredible Christmas gift.
December 17, 2017 - Margo Walsh saw a need and jumped into action--creating MaineWorks. This organization gives the so-called unemployable the chance to work, gain confidence and ultimately turn the page onto a new life.
November 1, 2017 - Margo Walsh was honored by Day One at their Annual Celebration with a Community Vision Award for her work to improve the community and employing those recovering from a substance use disorder.
September 8, 2017 - For the second consecutive year, MaineWorks was recognized as being among the companies creating the most positive overall impact on its customers based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab.
August 6, 2017 - ChIME has recently announced their 2017 Planetary Chaplain: Margo Walsh of MaineWorks.
Finding Community in Maine and New Hampshire’s Opioid Epidemic U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price visited Maine and New Hampshire to hear directly from those addressing the opioid crisis. Margo Walsh, Founder of MaineWorks, had a seat at the table, sharing her vision and discussing how MaineWorks helps individuals struggling with addiction find steady employment.
The Grow Maine Show: A Podcast With Margo Walsh Margo Walsh is the founder and CEO of MaineWorks, which provides day labor to industrial construction sites. The company is growing quickly, not just in spite of – but because – it has a developed a specialty in working with people in recovery. Finding success by helping to solve a difficult, pressing problem.
Where Grace Happens: How a Corporate Recruiter Found Meaning Helping People in Recovery Margo Walsh launched MaineWorks to give former convicts a chance when no one else would. Hear her story on a brand new episode of Work in Progress: Amazing Grace.
Contrary to Perception, Small Businesses Do Back a Minimum-Wage Increase Margo Walsh, Founder, offers her insights on the recent ballot initiatives to increase the minimum wage in four states, including Maine.
Former Inmates Recovering From Addiction Get New Start At Temp Agency MaineWorks finds temporary jobs for ex-inmates recovering from addiction, provides them with a ride to work and sets them up with housing. Founded in 2011 and based in Portland, Maine, the business currently employs 60 to 70 formerly incarcerated people.
MaineWorks Honored as a Best for Customers B Corp at the 2016 Best for the World Awards Ceremony MaineWorks was honored at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School on Thursday, September 8th, 2016.
A Temp Agency That Gives Ex-Inmates a Job, and a Ride to Work MaineWorks, a temporary employment agency in Maine, not only finds jobs for former convicts, but also helps them ease their way back into society.
MaineWorks is Recertified as a B Corporation Effective July 2016, MaineWorks has been recertified as a B Corporation. The company has gone through a rigorous process to validate its social impact - our mission to dignify the experience for people who face real barriers to employment. Please check out our 2016 report.
Margo Walsh Named One of 50 Mainers Charting the State's Future Margo Walsh founded MaineWorks in 2011 to provide jobs and stability to people who are in recovery from substance abuse, have previous felonies, or are facing other barriers to employment.
MaineWorks Supports a Federal Minimum Wage Increase Margo Walsh, Founder of MaineWorks, signed a letter from Business for a Fair Minimum Wage supporting a federal minimum wage increase.
Maine Company Lauded for Finding Jobs for Ex-Convicts Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) recently profiled MaineWorks' efforts to place people in recovery and reentry into the workforce.
Margo Walsh Named Best Small Business Person of the Year Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree visited the MaineWorks office where Margo Walsh was awarded Maine's Best Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Forecaster Highlights MaineWorks' SBA Award David Harry of The Forecaster showcased MaineWorks' leadership in the recovery community and their recent SBA award.
MaineWorks Owner Receives State SBA Honor Margo Walsh, founder and president of the Portland-based temporary labor staffing company MaineWorks LLC, was selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration winner for Maine for the SBA's annual Small Business Person of the Year awards.
Tribute to Margo Walsh - MaineWorks on the Congressional Record MaineWorks founder Margo Walsh is recognized on the Congressional Record for her leadership and dedication to the State of Maine.
MaineWorks Earns 2015 National SCORE Award MaineWorks is one of 10 small businesses to earn a 2015 National SCORE Success Award.
Building Bridges By Building Bridges The Portland Press Herald recent profiled MaineWorks and its Founder Margo Walsh regarding the mission of breaking down barriers for the hard-to-employ.
Box Talk Radio Interview Boxtalk Radio with Derek Volk recently interviewed Margo Walsh.
Felon Reentry Through Employment Portland Press Herald Featured MaineWorks in its first year.
Bridging The Gap - From Jail To Jobs WCSH News Channel 6 Featured MaineWorks in a story called ‘Bridging the Gap’.
MaineBiz Women To Watch 2014 Margo Walsh was recently selected as one of five Maine Women to Watch.
MaineWorks Becomes a Certified B Corporation MaineWorks is proud to announce their recent Certification as a B-Corporation. Learn more about what it takes to become one, why we chose this direction for our company and what exactly is a B-Corp anyways.
A Fair Wage Can Pay Off Lots Of Ways MaineWorks’ Founder Margo Walsh recently sat down with Portland Press Herald’s Bill Nemitz to discuss the ongoing goal, and struggle, to institute a fair living wage both in Maine – and Nationally.
MaineWorks Featured on NPR MaineWorks and its Founder, Margo Walsh, was recently featured in an in-depth podcast on NPR’s All Things Considered.