United Way taking laid-off worker appointments for help center
Assistance is possible as the holidays draw closer for laid-off workers.
The United Way of the Plains is taking calls this week to set up appointments for the Laid-Off Workers Center's December session. Interested people can call United Way's information number by dialing 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to set up an appointment. It is a toll-free number.
To qualify for help through the Laid-Off Workers Center, laid-off workers must:
- Have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since Oct. 1, 2008 (not fired, quit, or on medical leave)
- Show they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing and/or shelter
- Have been laid off from a job in Sedgwick, Butler or Sumner counties, or lived in those counties at the time of the layoff, between Oct. 1, 2008, and the present