Brunswick lawmakers release statement in support of Wayfair workers

Posted: February 14, 2020 | Senator Carson

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, news broke that home furnishing company Wayfair is laying off 3 percent of its global workforce, including 55 workers in Brunswick. 

Sen. Brownie Carson released the following statement in support of Wayfair workers:

“My heart is with the hardworking Mainers who just found out they are without a job. Any layoff, especially something so abrupt, can be devastating to individual employees, their families, and our community at large. I am dedicated to working closely with my colleagues in the Legislature, as well as the Department of Labor, to do all I can to make sure our neighbors have the support they need and are able to land on their feet.”

Rep. Mattie Daughtry released the following statement in support of Wayfair workers:

“This news is extremely difficult for the people of Brunswick. Wayfair has become one of the largest employers in our community and a draw to many young families looking for a good job and place to live. Learning that 55 members of the community have lost their job is devastating. I will be reaching out to the Department of Labor, and I offer my help to any individual who has been affected by these layoffs.”

Wayfair employees are encouraged to contact the Senate Majority Office at Brownie.Carson@legislature.maine.gov or 207-287-1515 or the House Majority Office at Mattie.Daughtry@legislature.maine.gov or 207-287-1430 for assistance with the Department of Labor during this tough transition.

JOB SEARCH RESOURCES:

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RESOURCES: