Please apply for state unemployment benefits here.
Know your Employee rights as related to The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act). The Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Benefits and eligibility have been enhanced by federal law, you may now be eligible if you are not able to work due to COVID 19 and social distancing even if you worked on your own, in the gig economy or part-time.
The Westbrook Economic Action Initiative (WEAI) was established in 2017 as part of the work of the Shoreline Basic Needs Task Force (SBNTF) and Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) to work with the *ALICE population in lower Middlesex county. ALICE ("Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed") is an ongoing study by United Way throughout the U.S. of those whose income falls below levels needed to cover basic needs required to work effectively, including food, shelter, transportation and child care and other necessities. According to the latest version of the study (2018), the ALICE population of Westbrook in 2016 was 33%.
WEAI consists of a cross section of involved residents representing businesses, non-profit organizations, and town dedicated volunteers. The following thirteen substantive areas being addressed by WEAI :
A common theme is how to reach the ALICE (Asset-Llimited, Income-Constrained, Employed) residents addressed directly by the Communications Committee and open to all ideas.
Career/College Readiness Coordinator
Information and opportunities for Students & A.L.I.C.E.
The Westbrook High School Career Connections initiative aims to provide students with opportunities to apply academic learning through workplace experiences and help them focus on realistic career choices and preparation for those future careers.
The Career/College Readiness Coordinator contact information: