The State of Maine has been deeply impacted by the opioid crisis. Maine’s workforce is not immune. EMDC’s workforce team has assisted individuals in recovery for more than a decade, with a special Workforce Recovery Project established in Hancock County in 2016.
Through a partnership with the Maine Department of Labor, we worked together to secure an Emergency National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide training, education and employment services to long-term unemployed and dislocated workers impacted by the opioid crisis, and to others who wish to help individuals impacted by substance use disorder.
Dislocated workers and long-term unemployed individuals are eligible for services. There are two tracks:
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