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Rapid Response

Program Details

The Rapid Response team responds to employer notices of pending layoffs and business closings within 48 hours of receipt of the impending closure or layoff to discuss the RR event. The delivery of services is timed to take place before the workers are dispersed so reemployment activities may begin prior to 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.