BIDDEFORD — More than two dozen workers laid off Sunday from Lowe’s home improvement store in Biddeford gathered at City Hall this afternoon to learn about unemployment benefits, health care and career training opportunities.

They heard from rapid-response representatives of the state Department of Labor, the Career Center in Springvale and from Goodwill Workforce Solutions.

Kathy Pelletier, 58, of Shapleigh had worked at the store since before it opened in 2007.

“I loved working there, I loved the job, I would still work for Lowe’s again,” she said. “They became my second family. So I’m still in shock about it.”

Pelletier said she spent six hours Monday filling out job applications.

The company announced Monday the closings of 20 stores in 15 states.