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TAG: Economic Opportunity
September 10, 2010

MEO to assist workers involved in human trafficking case

Maui Economic Opportunity is assisting a group of low-income farm workers involved in a state-wide human trafficking case. An agency press release reports the case is believed to be the largest in U.S. history. Immigration officials say they expect 25 out of the 62 Hawaii victims they represent will be getting their green cards within... Read more »
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June 25, 2010

$331,000 federal grant to help Maui’s low income farm workers

Maui has been awarded a labor grant to help low-income farm workers.  The $331,137 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is being overseen by Maui Economic Opportunity.  Anyone who has been employed as an agricultural worker over the past two years is encouraged to apply for assistance.  Fundign will go toward job training, educational... Read more »
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June 02, 2010

Donation made to support MEO transportation facility

The American Resort Development Association of Hawaii (ARDA-Hawaii), a timeshare organization, donated $1,000 to the Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) agency for the construction of a transportation facility in Pu’unene. The donation is aimed at demands for transportation services to the elderly and those with special needs on Maui.  The planned transportation facility was designed to... Read more »
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April 20, 2010

VIDEO: Seniors and Disabled fight for MEO bus funding

By Wendy Osher [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YgpP5BPRWA[/youtube] Seniors and disabled residents showed up in force at the county building Tuesday morning (April 20, 2010) to speak out against proposed cuts to a portion of funding for the MEO bus system.  Maui Economic Opportunity currently provides transportation services to the elderly, disabled and under served groups. “No wheels, no... Read more »
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