The V.I. Labor Department will hold sessions on St. Thomas and St. Croix to help temporary and permanent workers who recently lost their jobs when the government slashed its labor force.
Dismissed employees may attend either morning or afternoon sessions. The sessions run 9 to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. They’ll be held Jan. 25 at the Curriculum Center on St. Croix and Jan. 26 at the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Center on St. Thomas.
The department’s Rapid Response teams have scheduled sessions to allow Labor Department staff in both districts to provide one-on-one services for clients and alleviate a trip to the department. The teams are comprised of individuals from various government agencies, who are collaborating to provide important services to those dismissed.
“I encourage those impacted to utilize the services offered by the department, including job seeking and other critical resources,” Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan Jr. said in a press release.
Those who attend will receive information about unemployment insurance options, retraining and development of new skills, emergency assistance, housing assistance, resume preparation, child support, healthcare, COBRA, and veteran assistance.
“The department is diligently taking steps to ensure that employees have access to the services they need during this difficult time of transition,” Bryan said.
Those who attend the sessions are asked to bring their picture identification, proof of citizenship, Social Security card, and last two paycheck stubs.
For information, call Prudence Tuitt on St. Croix at 773-1994 or Jacqueline Blyden on St. Thomas at 776-3700.