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Maine Department of Labor to limit in-person contact

Mar 19, 2020

In order to follow the Maine Center for Disease Control’s guidance on social distancing due to COVID-19, the Maine Department of Labor announces that CareerCenter services will be accessed online and by phone. The quality of services to the public will not be affected however this shift will limit in-person contact and is consistent with public health strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19.

CareerCenter services are available online at CareerCenter staff are also available by phone; phone numbers for specific CareerCenters can be found on the CareerCenter website. The statewide line is 1-888-457-8883. There is also a “live chat” option on the website, where the public can communicate directly with a CareerCenter consultant.

In addition, all CareerCenter hosted job fairs will be cancelled for the next two weeks, at which point next steps will be assessed based on circumstances. SafetyWorks! Training Institute classes have been cancelled through March 27, including classes held at satellite locations. For more information or to sign up for future classes, visit

Additional information from the Maine Department of Labor about COVID-19 guidance on workplace safety and health, unemployment insurance, and employment law can be found at

The department provides unemployment filing free of charge; individuals should never be asked to pay to file their claim.


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