Rapid Response Sessions Scheduled for Workers Affected by Possible Layoffs at Certain Taco Bell Locations Bookmark and Share

January 18, 2019


Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

AUGUSTA -- Maine Department of Labor has scheduled Rapid Response sessions for workers affected by possible layoffs of Taco Bell locations at Western Avenue in Augusta, Center Street in Auburn, Washington Avenue in Portland, and Alfred Avenue in Biddeford. Workers who have lost their jobs may be eligible to collect unemployment insurance and for additional services.

Rapid Response offers information about health insurance options and re-employment assistance, in addition to answering questions about unemployment benefits. Sessions for employees possibly affected are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 10 a.m. at the Augusta CareerCenter, 45 Commerce Drive
  • Tuesday, January 22, 11a.m. at Biddeford School of Technology, 10 Maplewood Avenue, next to Biddeford High School
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2 p.m. at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2 p.m. at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way

The Department of Labor can advise and assist employers and employees with information about their rights, responsibilities and obligations during a closure or downsizing to safeguard the economic stability of workers and the surrounding community. To find out more about the Rapid Response program, contact your local CareerCenter.

Affected employees with questions about unpaid wages can contact the Maine Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division at 623-7900.

The Bureau of Employment Services provides a variety of employment and training services for Maine workers, businesses and jobseekers through the Maine CareerCenter network. Learn more at www.mainecareercenter.gov.

Maine Department of Labor and Maine CareerCenters are equal opportunity providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.