Rapid Response Session Scheduled for Employees Affected by the Fire at Stone Soup Café and Market in East Machias Bookmark and Share

September 19, 2018

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2018

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Department of Labor, 621-5009

EAST MACHIAS -- Maine Department of Labor has scheduled a Rapid Response session for workers of Stone Soup Café and Market in East Machias that were affected by last week's fire. Workers 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 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Machias. Affected workers may also contact the CareerCenter at (207) 255-1900 or 1-800-292-8929. 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.

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