Informational briefings set for Echo Lake Foods' workers
More than 80 fire departments battled a blaze that began Jan. 30, 2013 at the Echo Lake Farm Produce Co. plant in Burlington.
BURLINGTON The Racine County Workforce Development Center will offer an informational briefing to the Echo Lake Foods workers facing unemployment because of the massive fire at the Burlington plant last week.
According to a news release from the center, all Echo Lake employees are invited to one of three informational briefings to be held on Wed., Feb. 6 at the Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., in Burlington. The briefings are scheduled at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Bi-lingual staff will be available to assist Spanish-speaking workers.
The briefings will help Echo Lake employees with transition services ranging from unemployment insurance and job search assistance to information on local community resources.
A survey of the workforce needs and concerns will be conducted to ensure that services provided after the briefings are of value and important to the group.
"We are proud and grateful to all the emergency personnel, community organizations and local businesses for the way they have responded to this fire," said Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig. "