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Coming into work earlier in the day, I was enjoying my fresh coffee and an incredible June morning in northern Maine. When I got to the north end of Main Street in Almost Isle, I noticed that the War of the Signs of a few weeks ago had taken a turn.

The new message is consistent across all businesses. HELP! WE HIRE! In fact, I counted at least 13 companies on Main Street advertising for help. Almost every company that has a billboard that had a message begging people to apply for work. For those not taking a trip to downtown Presque Isle today, here is what you would see. We will be working from the north end of town to the south end.

You could work for the colonel

On the KFC storefront, there was another sign announcing an upcoming “hiring party”. What will it look like? Shall we interview and leave with a bucket of chicken?

Their neighbors at The Hut are looking for help.

Have you tried the new crinkle cut fries at Arbys? You could get some back at the end of your shift, I’m sure. Arbys tells you where to go online to apply.

Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, our friends at Tim Horton can find the shift for you.

DOC needs a delivery driver!

Subway is looking for new members for its team every day.

Maybe working in the food industry is not for you. The O’Reilly guys could use a hand or two.

What about Portland glass? Believe me, this is not the job for me. It could be the right one for you.

Our buddy Ronny McDonlad could use a few more people to serve the long lunchtime queues.

$ 500 login bonus? This is the incentive offered by the Walgreens team.

The Sandwich Shop. A local business that offers a great meal!

Before you leave town, you can head over to Tractor Supply and see if you’ve got what they’re looking for.

As you can see, in Presque Isle there are plenty of job openings just like in most other areas of the state. Let’s see if we can get these signs to display different messages by the end of the summer.

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