Looking for work in a tough economy? Try Portland, Maine.

The Portland – South Portland – Biddeford area has been named among the best cities in the country for finding work, according to Forbes.com.

The rank is based on a survey of employers by ManpowerGroup, an employment services company. According to the survey,the Portland area has a “net employment outlook” of 19% for the second quarter of 2012.

That number is calculated based on the percentage of employers who plan on increasing their staffs and the percentage who expect to reduce their numbers.

Portland has a lot to offer potential residents, and employment is one of the key reasons to check out our unique city!

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