Abbott Rapid Response Information

To respond to the needs of workers laid off from Abbott laboratories, including those who worked there through temporary employment agencies, the Maine Department of Labor has set up a variety of resource options.

One on One staff assistance with dedicated unemployment phone lines are available at the following CareerCenters:

For a full listing of all job opportunities in Maine, log into the JobLink website .

Bisson Moving and Storage

  • Contact Person: Kate Kiley
  • E-mail Contact: N/A
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Westbrook.
  • Postions: Laborers.
  • Number of postions: 5
  • Skills required: Will train/ good physical condition.
  • Why you should work for us: Doing something different every day.


  • Contact Person: Julie Varberakis
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): N/A
  • Postions: Sales Rep, Loader, Stockroom.
  • Number of postions: 6
  • Skills required: Entry level.
  • Why you should work for us: Our employee-partners can move within their current division or from one division to another – making lateral or promotional moves within different functions, where skills are easily transferable.


  • Contact Person: Holly Leblanc and Jillian Hayes
  • E-mail Contact: or
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Westbrook.
  • Postions: Supply Chain, Laboratory Associate, Facilities Mechanic, Customer Support, Tax and Corporate Accountant, Lean Leader.
  • Number of postions: 128
  • Skills required: Varied, entry to highly specialized.
  • Why you should work for us: We treat each other with trust, respect, and honesty, placing a high value on accessibility, collaboration, open communication, clear decision making, and individual accountability.

Atlantic Transport Systems

  • Contact Person: Justin Dore
  • E-mail Contact: Justind@atlantictransportsystems
  • Website: N/A
  • Location(s): Westbrook
  • Postions: CDL drivers/ Laborers
  • Number of postions: 5
  • Skills required: CDL, customer service, good physical condition.
  • Why you should work for us: Variety, meeting customers.

Group Main Stream

  • Contact Person: Stacey Smith
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Central Maine and South.
  • Postions: Direct Support Professionals, Shared Living Coordinator, Community Treasurer Day Program.
  • Number of postions: 12
  • Skills required: entry, accounting skills.
  • Why you should work for us: We are dedicated to serving the community by providing a valuable service while working collaboratively with consumers, guardians, family members, agencies, caseworkers and other advocates. Our consumers live, work, volunteer and socialize in their community with support from dedicated professionals.

Workgroup Technology Partners

  • Contact Person: Torry Eaton
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Westbrook and Bangor.
  • Postions: IT Help Desk, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, Development Operations Engineer.
  • Number of postions: 8
  • Skills required: Entry level tech knowledge for Help Desk position, In-depth knowledge for engineering positions.
  • Why you should work for us: WGTECH is one of Maine's Best Places to Work! Workgroup Technology Partners (WGTech) is one of Northern New England’s most progressive business technology providers. We take an honest, upfront philosophy to serving our customers. We care about their success and that shows in our professional, flexible approach to doing business.

Prime Electric Motors

  • Contact Person: Dan Furrow
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website: N/A
  • Location(s): Gorham and New England Service Area
  • Postions: Electro-machine technicians
  • Number of postions: 2
  • Skills required: Electrical/ mechanical aptitiude
  • Why you should work for us: Pay/benefits/travel/socially concious.


  • Contact Person: LeAnne Purrington
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Westbrook
  • Postions: Productions
  • Number of postions: 4
  • Skills required: Manufacturing
  • Why you should work for us: N/A

NAPA Warehouse

  • Contact Person: Kathy Weimer
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): N/A
  • Postions: Parts Delivery Driver, Auto Technician, Sales Specialist, Inventory and Store Set Up Representative.
  • Number of postions:17
  • Skills required: Entry level and technical trade skills in automotive knowledge.
  • Why you should work for us: Our employees bleed NAPA blue. It is hard to describe the energy and camaraderie that you feel as a member of the team, but it is potent and motivational. Comprised of people with diverse backgrounds and skills, our teams collaborate to find solutions for customers and each other.

Nichols Portland

  • Contact Person: Rick Scott
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Portland and South Portland
  • Postions: Manufacturing and Production worker (3rd Shift), Maintenance Mechanic, Engineers.
  • Number of postions:12
  • Skills required: Manufacturing and trade skills, engineering experience.
  • Why you should work for us: N/A

Maine Health

  • Contact Person: Jennifer O'leary
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Website:
  • Location(s): Statewide
  • Postions: All department, clinical, administrative, facilities, financial, security.
  • Number of postions:100+
  • Skills required: Entry level, some training, advanced degrees.
  • Why you should work for us: At MaineHealth, we believe that the power of one person can benefit an entire population. We are an amazing team working together from the office, bedside, research lab and classroom to make Maine the healthiest state in the country. Join us as we continue to improve the health of our population—one patient at a time.

Yale Cordage

  • Contact Person: Michelle B. Pritchard
  • E-mail Contact:
  • Phone: 207.494.1038 (direct), 207.282.3396 (main)
  • Website:
  • Location(s): N/A
  • Postions: Maintenance Techs, Machine Operators (1st and 2nd shift), Splicers/Riggers, Purchasing/Procurement Manager, Lean Engineer, Lean/Safety Engineer.
  • Number of postions:N/A
  • Skills required: N/A
  • Why you should work for us: N/A

Maine CareerCenter Locations

Other Services

  • Maine JobLink
  • Workforce Solutions
    • Telephone: (800) 769-9819
    • Website
  • EMDC
    • Telephone: (207) 942-6389
    • Website

Maine Unemployment Information

Careercenter locations

One on One staff assistance with dedicated unemployment phone lines are available.

Maine Department of Labor provides Rapid Response sessions whenever workers are laid off. The following information is covered during these sessions – Unemployment Insurance, CareerCenter Services, Maine JobLink, Health Insurance Options, Housing Assistance, etc. We welcome you to view recorded Rapid Response sessions in a variety of languages.

Rapid Response Resource Sheets

  • Resources For Laid Off Workers (PDF)
  • Ressources Pour Les Travailleurs Mis À Pied (PDF)
  • Recursos Para Trabalhadores DEmitidos (PDF)
  • Recursos Para Trabajadores Despedidos (PDF)
  • Rasilimali Kwa Wafanya Kazi (PDF)

Rapid Response Sessions

Vocational Rehabilitation

Health Insurance Assistance

  • For health insurance information, contact the Consumers for Affordable Healthcare at 1-800-965-7476 or visit their website

Housing Assistance

  • For housing information, contact the Maine State Housing Authority at 207-626-4600, or visit their website.

Adult Education

  • For adult education information, contact Portland Adult Ed at (207) 874-8155, or visit thier website.