State labor department to host jobless-worker counseling
The state will hold meetings and tomorrow to help former workers of ATA and Aloha Airlines, as well as 85 workers at Weyerhaeuser Co., which is closing May 12.
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' rapid-response team will provide counseling, career planning and other services today from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 830 Punchbowl St., Suite 310-314.
Tomorrow's meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center exhibition hall. Participants also will receive information on welfare and medical benefits.
Also this week, the Hawaii Medical Service Association will provide Aloha employees information about their health care coverage.
There will be three, 1 1/2 -hour sessions on Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the HMSA Center at 818 Keeaumoku St., followed by two sessions on Friday starting at 1 p.m. Interested Aloha employees should make a reservation by calling HMSA at 948-5555.
The state also has announced upcoming job fairs.
» Today from 9 a.m. to noon at Hawaii County Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Hilo
» Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at King Kamehameha Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
» Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave.
» Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leeward Community College, 96-045 AlaIke St.
» April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kulana Oiwi Halau in Kaunakakai
» May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue