Rapid Response Session Scheduled for Employees Affected by Bugaboo Creek Closure Bookmark and Share

June 22, 2016

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2016 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

Session will be held Tuesday at Greater Portland CareerCenter.

PORTLAND—The Maine Department of Labor has scheduled a Rapid Response session for workers affected by the closure at Bugaboo Creek 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 Rapid Response session will be held Tuesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. at Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd, Portland, ME 04102. Affected workers may also contact the Greater Portland CareerCenter at 822-3300 or Toll Free: 877-594-5627. Employees affected by the Bugaboo Creek closing in Bangor should contact the Bangor CareerCenter for individual Rapid Response assistance at (207) 561-4050 or 1-888-828-0568. TTY users call Maine Relay 711.

The Rapid Response session will offer information about health insurance options and re-employment assistance in addition to answering questions about unemployment benefits.

“Employers interested in hiring these workers should make sure their jobs are posted on the Maine Job Bank, the first resource the department uses when connecting laid-off workers with new jobs,” stated Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. There is no cost to post or search jobs on the Maine Job Bank, available at www.MaineCareerCenter.com ."

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. -end