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Rapid Response

Benefit to Employers

Providing Rapid Response services to your workers during layoffs or plant closings will result in multiple benefits to you as an employer. The more quickly the Rapid Response strategy is implemented, the better off your company and workers will be. Providing Rapid Response to your workers will help assure:

  • Higher productivity and worker morale and lower absenteeism during layoff event due to reduced stress.
  • Lower unemployment insurance costs as workers are re-employed more quickly when services are begun prior to layoff
  • Decreased likelihood of sabotage or work disruptions
  • Media and rumor management. Rapid Response teams understand the often confidential nature of layoffs, and will work with the company to ensure confidentiality at all times

The Rapid Response team can also provide information to companies with regard to any state or federal requirements or laws for notification, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.