State To Aid Employees After Augusta Tim Hortons Closes Suddenly
The Maine Department of Labor will be offering help to local workers impacted be the abrupt closure of the Tim Hortons in Augusta on Nov. 18.
According to a report from the Kennebec Journal, there was no advance notice of the closure, which is the second Tim Hortons in the area to close after the location on Bangor Street closed in 2013.
The sudden Tim Hortons closing was not limited to Augusta, two locations in South Portland and stores in Lewiston and Auburn also closed suddenly this week, according to a report in the Sun Journal.
The company has not offered an explanation for the sudden closings.
In a statement, the Maine Department of Labor said it has scheduled "Rapid Response" sessions for workers who have lost their jobs to help them learn how to collect unemployment benefits and other services the department offers.
“The department’s Rapid Response program assists workers facing job loss due to downsizing or closures,” said Gov. Paul LePage. “The Rapid Response team is reaching out to help these workers.”
The session for Augusta will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, 1 to 2PM at the Augusta CareerCenter, located at 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2 in Augusta. The South Portland session will be Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland.