Founded in 1992, Career Management Associates (CMA) initially serviced the greater Portland, ME market, primarily by providing individual career assessment and coaching services.

By the mid-1990s, CMA was offering corporate outplacement, executive search, and executive coaching services. Professional contract employment rounded out the offerings by the late-1990’s, with expansion continuing across many industries.

In 2007, the firm formally entered the New Hampshire and Vermont markets through its new affiliation with Lincolnshire International (LI) and Arbora Global, together boasting more than 200 independently owned and operated outplacement/coaching firms, worldwide. This continued affiliation allows CMA to enjoy all the benefits of a large, multinational consulting firm, while maintaining local roots and providing personalized service to our clients.

In 2009, under new ownership and in response to client needs, Career Management Associates added HR Services to its growing portfolio. This service supports our clients’ existing HR departments and assists companies that do not have an HR presence by designing and customizing HR solutions. A new website was launched which outlined new and established services as well as the introduction of our new office in Bedford, NH. Technology initiatives led to Career Workspace, an online career portal for job seekers, and several HR compliance webinar-training modules.

In 2010, CMA increased its services and program offerings to better support our clients’ expanding needs. A strong social media presence was introduced through blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to remain in constant contact with our clients and the business community.

In 2011 and 2012, with our services and program portfolio becoming more robust and with continued growth in client business relationships, CMA expanded its professional staff and moved into a larger office on Congress Street in Portland.

Career Management Associates has proudly combined technology and expertise to provide the most effective and personalized HR services in Northern New England.


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