Rapid Response Session Scheduled for Employees Affected by the Fire at Waterboro Strip Mall Bookmark and Share

July 19, 2017

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2017

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

WATERBORO—The Maine Department of Labor has scheduled a Rapid Response session for workers at three companies affected by a Sunday fire in Waterboro. Workers of Ace Hardware, Family Dollar and Asian Taste at the damaged strip mall may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits and for 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 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at the Waterboro Town Hall, 24 Townhouse Road, East Waterboro. Affected workers may also contact the York County CareerCenter at (207) 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151. 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.

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.gov .

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