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Layoff and Outplacement Assistance

Is your company facing layoffs, closure, downsizing or restructuring?

Our Rapid Response team will visit your company at your convenience and provide the following services at no cost to you or your employees.

What You Can Expect:
  • Confidentiality concerning your business decisions
  • Better worker morale and productivity during the transition
  • No red tape for you
  • On–site assistance
  • Coordination with outplacement services that you may provide
  • Services designed according to your company needs

Services for Workers May Include:
  • Information about all State and Federal services available to help them find new jobs
  • Professional help with job search to include interview classes and resume preparation
  • Financial planning and stress management workshops
  • Information about training opportunities
  • Use of computers, telephones and fax machines for their job search
  • Customized job fairs

Initial On-Site Meeting
The Rapid Response Team will meet with management and the labor union (if applicable) to discuss a plan for Early Intervention services. The agenda will include such topics as:
  • services offered;
  • dates and locations to deliver of services to the workers;
  • the method in which workers are to be seen for services (e.g., shifts, production schedules, etc. must be addressed); and
  • Information on the benefits of filing a mass Unemployment Insurance claim.

Meeting with Workers
A group orientation meeting with the affected workers will be held, during which:
  • general information is given about the various programs and services offered;
  • Unemployment Insurance benefits information is provided; and
  • workers are informed of the dates and times of seminars and workshops.

Out-placement services can be provided according to a schedule worked out between the Rapid Response team and the company. Ideally, services should be completed prior to the layoff date. Contact Business Services for assistance.

Layoff Aversion

The Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Plan offers an alternative to employers facing a reduction in force. Instead of laying off employees, the employer reduces the hours of work among a specific group of employees. Wages lost to the worker as a result of reduced hours is supplemented by a partial unemployment benefit amount.

WARN Notice

Need information about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)? Visit The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Guide to Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs.