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Rapid Response

Proactively responding to workforce reductions
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Shelly Thompson, Public Service Executive II

(785) 230-8158

[email protected]

Rapid Response is a program designed to respond to layoffs and plant closings in Kansas by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers.  Rapid Response teams will work with employers and employee representatives to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize disruptions associate with job loss. 

Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected company, accommodate work schedules and assist companies and workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss. 

Rapid Response is carried out by local workforce development agencies in partnership with local KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers. Many services are available through KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Centers – from resume and interview workshops, career counseling, re-skilling, skills upgrading and job training.

Rapid Response Serves Laid-off Workers

Rapid Response provides access to a comprehensive range of direct services, benefits, training opportunities and income support.

Rapid Response Serves Employers

Rapid response provides support to help avoid future layoffs, access incumbent worker training programs and skilled job seekers and to become familiar with employment rights and regulations such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor.

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Rapid Response provides support to help avoid future layoffs, access incumbent worker training programs and skilled job seekers and to become familiar with employment rights and regulations such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor.

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