Governor-elect Janet Mills has announced her nominee for commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor. Friday Mills announced that she will nominate Laura Fortman.
"I am grateful to Governor-elect Mills for the honor of again leading the Department of Labor and its dedicated staff,” said Fortman.
Fortman brings more than 20 years of public policy and advocacy experience to the Department of Labor. As Commissioner, she will be responsible for labor standards enforcement, employment and training programs, unemployment insurance, labor market information, and vocational rehabilitation services.
"Laura’s experience, knowledge, and skills will be critical in addressing one of the state’s most pressing issues: our workforce shortage," said Governor-elect Mills.
64 year old Fortman holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a M.S. in Leadership from Northeastern University. She lives in Nobleboro with her husband.