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August 6, 2020

Resources for Laid Off Workers

  • Unemployment Compensation: a weekly benefit may be available to workers who have lost a job through no fault of their own. Unemployment insurance claims can be filed 24/7 online. There is no physical unemployment office to visit. Instructions on how to file an initial claim or weekly certification and the log-in to ReEmployME can be found at https://www.maine.gov/unemployment . For questions regarding your unemployment claim, please call 1-800-593-7660. For general unemployment questions you may also contact your local CareerCenter.

  • Job Search Assistance: receive assistance with your job search on the Maine JobLink (matching your skills and experience to available job openings). To be eligible for unemployment compensation, you must be registered on Maine JobLink which can be accessed at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/ . For questions regarding Maine JobLink please call 207-623-7967.

  • CareerCenter Services: includes workshops on the fundamentals of a successful job search, and job training assistance. There are 12 CareerCenters located throughout Maine with information and resources on-line at www.mainecareercenter.gov. Additional services may be available for military Veterans and those with a disability.

  • Health Care and Health Insurance is often a concern for someone who has lost a job. Consumers for Affordable Health Care serves as Maine's Consumer Assistance Program. They can provide you with confidential information on possible options for low-cost health insurance including MaineCare through their tollfree 'Helpline" at 1-800-965-7476 or visit https://www.enroll207.com or https://www.coverme.gov/ .

The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.