Rapid Response Session Scheduled for Workers Affected by the South Portland Newick's Lobster House Closing Bookmark and Share

May 22, 2014

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2014 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

Session will be held in Portland next week

AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor has scheduled a session for workers affected by the closing of Newick's Lobster House in South Portland. 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 session will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 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 job seekers 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.