Workshops for businesses affected by lava planned

In conjunction with the State of Hawaii, the Hawaii County’s American Jobs Center will be conducting rapid response workshops for Hawaii Island residents whose employment status or business operations have been affected by the lava flow.

These workshops will be held as follows from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 at the Cooper Center Pahoa Community Center, 19-4030 Wright Road 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Volcano.

Residents can receive information about programs and services regarding unemployment insurance, State of Hawaii job vacancies, mental health services, veterans’ affairs, housing rental assistance, employment training, emergency food assistance, WIC and medical services.