United Way taking appointments for Laid-Off Workers Center

The United Way of the Plains is taking appointments this week for the Laid-Off Workers Center’s June session.

To set up an appointment, individuals must call United Way’s information number at 211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to call for an appointment for June is Friday.

To qualify for help, laid off workers must:

•  Have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since Oct. 1, 2008.

•  Show that they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing 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.