Rapid Response Sessions Scheduled for Workers Affected by the Meat House Closures Bookmark and Share

February 21, 2014

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2014
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

Sessions will be held in York and Portland next week

AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor has scheduled two sessions for workers affected by the closing of the Meat House locations in Scarborough and York. Workers who have lost their job may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits and other services.

“The department’s Rapid Response program assists workers facing job loss due to downsizing or closures,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “The Rapid Response team is reaching out to help these workers.”

The sessions will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road in York and on Wednedsay, Feb. 26, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Portland CareerCenter, 85 Lancaster Street in Portland.

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. The Bureau of Employment Services provides a variety of employment and training services for Maine workers, businesses and jobseekers through the Maine CareerCenter network, http://www.mainecareercenter.com/ .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.