Department of Labor reaches out to help workers affected by Taco Bell layoffs


    The Department of Labor is helping workers affected by layoffs at four Taco Bell locations. (WGME)

    AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Department of Labor is helping workers affected by layoffs at four Taco Bell locations.

    Those locations include restaurants in Augusta, Auburn, Portland and Biddeford.

    Rapid response sessions are taking place to immediately reach out to workers to let them know about job training opportunities.

    This is also an opportunity for those affected to learn how to apply for unemployment insurance if they're eligible.

    The rapid response sessions are happening at one more location Tuesday, at the career center in Portland at 2 p.m.

    One will be held at the Lewiston career center at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

    "We try to do an assessment for them what are the skills that they have and then where are those skills needed and connect them to jobs that require those skills," Acting Commissioner of the Department of Labor Laura Fortman said.

    Fortman says it's important to make sure you receive your last paycheck. If you have not you can contact the Department of Labor.

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