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Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Layoff and Closure Assistance

In a changing economic landscape, we are working hard to provide businesses with support and assistance related to closures, layoffs, and reduced working hours. 

Our Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas 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:

    • Information on State and Federal services available to help them find new jobs
    • Professional help including job search, 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
    • Schedule for services (e.g., shifts, production schedules, etc.)
    • 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
    • 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.

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    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.

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    WARN Notice

    If you 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.