The Rapid Response team responds to employer notices of pending layoffs and business closings within 48 hours of receipt to discuss and plan the RR event. The delivery of services is set to take place before the workers are dispersed so that reemployment activities may begin before the issuance of separation notices.
The RR team is comprised of a Rapid Response Coordinator, an American Job Center representative, an Unemployment Insurance representative, and a Trade Adjustment Assistance representative. Informational packets are prepared for the employer and workers to be affected by the impending layoff or closure. Additionally, information may be provided before the RR team's deployment, allowing affected workers to pre-register and expedite the Unemployment Insurance process, where applicable.