According to a press release by the Maine Department of Labor, the state's "Back To Work" grant program that allotted a payment of $1500 to new workers that started a job before July 25th has now been modified and expanded.

The program which was rolled out last month will now be extended with full payment of the $1500 to continue through the end of the program date, July 25th. The payment was originally due to be reduced to a one time, $1000 payment the first of July.

Another change the DOL has implemented according to the press release by the state, is to now retroactively cover part-time workers who are working at least 20 hours per week for a single employer and no longer getting unemployment benefits. The grand program will award the part-time workers a half payment of $750 through the end of the program.

CLICK HERE to see the full requirements for both "Back To Work" programs and the new modifications.

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