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Rapid Response

Rapid Response is an early intervention outplacement service offered to workers affected by major layoffs and plant closings.

Rapid Response provides early intervention seminars to inform affected employees on how to access a variety of valuable services. These include reemployment services, retraining services, readjustment services, and other appropriate assistance to workers affected by layoffs. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Employee Orientation Meetings
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Labor Market Information
  • Resumé Preparation Assistance
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Computerized Job Search Assistance
  • Veterans Assistance Information
  • Occupational Retraining
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • Trade Readjustment Benefits
  • Debt Counseling
  • Out-of-area Job Search Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Remedial Education
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Stress & Anger Management Training
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Other supportive services as needed

Rapid Response services are offered as a group activity at no cost to the employer or the participating employees. Individual services, such as crisis counseling, can be made available as warranted.

For further information, you may contact the State Rapid Response Coordinator Patrick Smith (225) 938-4442.


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