The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

SEMINAR FOR EMPLOYERS: Securing Maine's Future: The Role of Corrections in Developing a Ready Workforce

Maine Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Maine Department of Corrections invites employers to this special seminar about Helping Inmates Reenter Employment in Maine (HIRE ME). The HIRE ME seminar will introduce employers to the role Corrections can play in helping employers’ develop their future workforce.

Registration Required

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Maine State Prison, 807 Cushing Rd, Warren, ME 04864 Arrival: 8:30 a.m. (to allow for security check-in) Seminar: 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Disclaimer: This event is only for employers, not job seekers. Job seekers with a criminal history are encouraged to visit their closest Maine CareerCenter for job search assistance. CareerCenters work directly with employers that are interested in this audience. Employers should contact the Business Services representative at a CareerCenter for assistance.

Largest Statewide Job Fair on August 30 in Augusta

2018 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Kick-Off Event and Hiring Fair

August 30, 2018, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Open to the public.

200+ Maine employers want to meet Veterans, Military Families, and Civilians!

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Skowhegan CareerCenter is Moving this Weekend

The Skowhegan CareerCenter will close at 12 noon on Friday, August 24, and move 10 miles down US Route 201 South to the Averill Building at Kennebec Valley Community College - Alfond Campus, 23 Stanley Road in Hinckley. It will re-open for normal business hours at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 27, and re-brand as the Northern Kennebec Valley (NKV) CareerCenter.

Unemployment Customer Service

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Customer service is available Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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For assistance with a locked ReEmployME account, please contact the Work Search and Technical Support line at 207-623-6765, Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Unemployment Insurance Tax System for Maine Employers in 2018

On December 6, 2017, the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL), Bureau of Unemployment Compensation (BUC) implemented the first phase of ReEmployME, a modernized replacement system for Maine’s unemployment insurance (UI) program. The first phase focused on the UI benefits claim filing and management.

The second phase of ReEmployME, Employer Services (ES) tax functionality, will begin implementation in August with Registration for new Maine employers. The main implementation of the new system is expected in early November 2018. Since the late ‘90’s, Maine Revenue Services (MRS) has performed some of the UI Tax business functions for MDOL BUC. The new UI Tax system will allow MDOL BUC to resume most of those business functions and provide an improved and modernized employer online experience.

One of our primary goals for ReEmployME Phase 2 is to provide Maine businesses with relevant information that may impact their business with DOL BUC. In the weeks to come, both MRS and MDOL will be providing links to FAQs and an online repository of communication statements.

Please visit the MDOL BUC Employer Services homepage for updates about the new ReEmployME tax system and how it will affect your business or call an Employer Services customer representative at (207) 621-5120 or toll free at (844) 754-3508.

For those employers that use a payroll processor or tax preparer, please provide them with a copy of this statement.

Unemployment: Work Search and Technical Support Line Availability

Claimants who need help creating a ReEmployME account, have issues with their account, or who need to provide work search efforts for a weekly certification filed via the automated phone filing system, can call a Work Search and Technical Service Representative between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays, at 207-623-6765. Work Search and Technical Service representatives can only take work search efforts to complete a claim previously filed on the automated phone filing system, or answer questions about creating a ReEmployME account.

The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation contributes to economic stability by providing temporary employer-funded benefits to eligible individuals while they seek re-employment. We operate an accessible, integrity-driven program in a timely and accurate manner.