The United Way of the Plains is taking calls this week to set up appointments for the Laid-Off Workers Center's April session. To set up an appointment, individuals must call United Way's information number by dialing 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (this is a toll-free number). The deadline to call for an appointment for the April session is Friday, Mar. 23.
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 October 1, 2008 (not fired, quit, or on medical leave);
- Show that they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing and/or shelter; and
- 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.