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Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion
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Rapid Response (RR) is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Dislocated Worker Program of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  RR is dedicated to reemployment.  We serve two customers: employers and individuals.  We achieve our goal by offering layoff aversion, early intervention services, and reemployment solutions.  These services may include customized workshops, training, certifications and skill matching.    

Proactive and Reactive Rapid Response   

Mass Layoff and Closure assistance is reactive in nature by minimizing disruptions associated with job loss and to get workers back to work as quickly as possible. 

Layoff Aversion is proactive in nature by helping employers meet existing and future talent needs, including training to existing workers which may avert a layoff or closure.

Employers  

We help you avoid future layoffs, access training programs for your employees, find skilled potential employees, and learn more about employment rights and regulations.  Events such as mass layoffs and closures are usually communicated through the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.  WARN provides protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs.

Do I need to file a WARN? (flowchart)
Process steps of a layoff   

Report a WARN at our WARN home page

Jobseeker  

We are here to help you find solutions to the temporary challenges you may face until you are reemployed.  There are many types of services you may be eligible for such as reemployment and training assistance.  Please go to OhioMeansJobs.com for more options or visit your nearest OhioMeansJobs center



 Additional Resources     

USDOL Compliance Assistance Materials has links to a Worker's Guide (in English and Spanish), Employer's Guide, e-laws Advisor and WARN Fact Sheet.

Forms used by our RR workforce professionals  


Last Updated: 10/15/2018