Department of Labor Assisting Businesses, Workers Affected at Scarborough Commons Bookmark and Share

September 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009, cell: 207-557-1483

Rapid Response will help workers left jobless by fire

SCARBOROUGH – The Rapid Response team of the Maine Department of Labor will hold an informational session for employees of businesses affected by the Scarborough Commons fire. The session will be Thursday, September 11 at 1 p.m. at the Scarborough Municipal Building, Chamber Room A. All displaced employees are invited.

The Portland and Springvale CareerCenters will be the points of contact for those affected by the fire. The Portland CareerCenter is located at 185 Lancaster Street in Portland. The Springvale CareerCenter is located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale. Both are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, .

The Rapid Response program of the Bureau of Employment Services assists workers facing job loss due to downsizing or closures, including temporary or permanent closures due to fires or natural disasters. The Department of Labor can advise and assist employers and employees with information about their rights, responsibilities and obligations during such an event 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, .

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