A team of local and state representatives is trained to react quickly to announcements concerning permanent facility closures or substantial layoff situations throughout the state. Rapid Response works closely with the Local Workforce Development Board and the Local Elected Official(s) in adversely affected areas to insure that dislocated workers receive program information and services. Rapid Response services are offered at no cost to the business or the participating employees.
The State Rapid Response Team is also responsible for receiving employer notifications pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act (20 CRF 639). In most cases, a Rapid Response team member coordinates on-site services involving dislocated workers, employers, the community, and other local workforce development area resources and services available to help the employer manage the layoff and identify the specific needs of the affected employees.
For more information, please contact the Owensboro Area Career Center at (270) 686-2542.