ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has increased its minimum wage to $15.75 an hour and will hire 300 new employees over the next year, according to a press release from Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski on Tuesday.

The move comes as the Bar Harbor-based organization, which made $400 million before expenses in 2017, continues to build out its new mouse-production facility at the former Lowe’s in Ellsworth. Read more