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TEMPO Employment Services announce US Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business certification and HUBZone certification

TEMPO Employment Services, a leading employment agency serving Aroostook County businesses and job seekers since 1985, is pleased to announce that it has been certified to participate in the US Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business program.

The WOSB aims to create more growth opportunities for small businesses owned and operated by women and provides access to at least 5 percent of all annual federal contracting dollars to over 4,800 SBA-certified participants each year.

TEMPO Employment Services also received certification to participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones program, which helps small businesses fuel growth in economically challenged regions by awarding a designated portion of federal contract funding for projects which stand to increase local job opportunities and workforce retention. At least 3 percent of all federal contact funds are reserved for HUBZone-certified businesses each year. The SBA declared Aroostook County to be a HUBZone-designated region in 2017. 

Businesses that participate in the WOSB and HUBZone programs are uniquely positioned to bring new sources of revenue, income, and employment to their communities. Attainment of these certifications represents TEMPO’s commitment to building economic growth in Aroostook County and the surrounding areas. The federal government is the number one purchaser of goods and services in the United States; by tapping into the funds made available through these programs, TEMPO hopes to create exciting new opportunities for residents and businesses in Northern Maine for years to come. 

“I am very proud of the work that we do at TEMPO, we are always searching for methods to better assist our applicants, employees and businesses,” said TEMPO owner Jennifer Buckingham. “While the certification process was a daunting task, knowing that out of 13 million women-owned businesses in the US, only 4,800 are certified as WOSBs provided the motivation and determination needed for success.  As this recognition can significantly impact the employees and businesses we serve, we look forward to pursuing new opportunities made possible by the WOSB & HUBZone Certifications.”

TEMPO Employment Services has been proudly serving the residents of Aroostook County since 1985 by connecting qualified job seekers with local employers. Applicants can find full-time, part-time, temporary, and temp-to-hire job opportunities with assistance from a team of professional, locally based Employment Experts. TEMPO is located at 40 North Street, Suite 3 in Presque Isle, you may also visit for more information. “Don’t Miss a Beat…Keep up the TEMPO!”

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