Support for Wausau Paper Mill Workers

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Please click here for the Community Resource Guide for the Unemployed. This has valuable tips, contact information, helpful services and much more.

Central Maine Community College – offers great hands-on, real world opportunities for cooperative work, internship, and a variety of career choices. Central Maine Community College is based in Auburn, and offers individuals 28 different majors. For more information contact:
Bryan Wallace
Student Services Representative
Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04120
Fax: (207) 755-5490

Capitol Computers – works with the Career Centers to provide training that meets the needs of their clients. The offerings of Capital Computers include: Information Technology Training as well as career based programs. Capitol Computers is a for profit company. For more information contact:
Paul K. DeSchamp
Capitol Computers
151 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

The Daily Bulldog – is Greater Franklin County’s online community billboard. As such, they will be publishing the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s Resource Guide online with active links to websites and emails to easily connect those workers facing layoffs with getting the help they’re going to need. The Daily Bulldog also is willing to publish events, workshops or anything else that comes up as needed. For more information contact:
Bobbie Hanstein
Editor and Co-Publisher of the Daily Bulldog
127 Smiling Goat Ln, Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-6905

Jill Lake – is the Human Resource Administrator for Wausau Paper. She can be contacted at any time for information regarding the curtailment, etc. Also, she can make available space on-site at Wausau Paper for training/informational sessions. For more information contact:
Jill Lake
Human Resource Administrator
Wausau Paper
Phone: (207) 897-7224
Fax: (207) 897-7247

Mike Castaneda – has taken a lead at the Wausau mill as a contact for getting information out to the employees. He has issued 4 newsletters since the announcement of the machine closure. He plans to continue this effort when new information arises. For more information contact:
Mike Castaneda
V.P. Local 4-0011 USW
Phone: (207) 897-7309 (DELTA War room)

MSAD 36 Adult and Continuing Education – offers comprehensive adult and continuing education services, such as UNET ITV classes, assessment testing and classes, GED preparation and testing, high school completion program, vocational and college transitions courses. Learning center classes are free. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact:
Carrie Castonguay
Upper Androscoggin Collaborative
9 Cedar Street, Suite P, Livermore Falls, ME 04254
Phone: (207) 897-6384
Fax: (207) 897-9243
486 Turner Center Road, Turner, ME 04282
Phone: (207) 225-3478

United Way of the Tri-Valley Area – offers a resource guide focusing on surviving unemployment to all interested. United Way is also offering support and will help individuals connect and/or point individuals in the right directions, to any and all resources that are needed and are available. For more information contact:
Untied Way of the Tri-Valley Area
232 Broadway, Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-5048

University College at Rumford/Mexico – offers individuals a 2-year training for: medical technology, nursing, computer science, business and small business management, accounting, and more degree programs in Farmington, Livermore Falls, and other University of Maine System sites. Put your technical college credits to work for you to complete a Bachelors of Applied Science degree. Application process, advising, financial aid, TAA-approved programs and more-from start to completion, we are here for you. For more information contact:
Roz Hodge and Jean Kay,
University College at Rumford/Mexico at 13 Brown Street, Mexico, ME 04257
Phone: 1-800-696-1103 (in-state only) or (207) 364-7882
Email: and

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe – is happy to assist residents of Maine in dealing with federal agencies. Her offices can serve as a liaison for problems and/or concerns you may have within an agency of the federal government. For more information contact:
U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe
Two Great Falls Plaza, Suite 7B, Auburn, Maine 04270
Phone: (207) 786-2451 or 1-800-432-1599

Women’s Business Center at CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc) – can offer individual Business Counseling – no charge; and workshops on small business topics: Getting Started, Marketing, Financial etc. For more information contact:
Betty Gensel, Business Counselor
Women’s Business Center at CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc)
107 Church St., Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-6529

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