The Maine Department of Labor recently reinstated the Re-Employment Services and Eligibility and Assessment program, which provides qualifying unemployment insurance claimants with virtual one-on-one coaching and relevant services to help with re-employment. The department last offered the program from 2015 to 2017.

Participants will receive help in structuring a job search; assistance in completing their Individual Re-employment Plan; an introduction to a labor market report; guidance in completing their Maine JobLink profile and using the site’s resources and tools; and a targeted list of referrals to resources that can best help them get back to work.

If selected to participate in the RESEA program, participation is required for the individual to continue receiving unemployment benefits. Failure to attend their scheduled appointment may result in a denial of unemployment benefits or an overpayment.

For more information, including a list of other services provided through the program, visit