Connecticut's Rapid Response Team
Help for Dislocated Workers
For companies and their workers, the
effects of a plant closing or layoff can be devastating.
Companies may be at a loss to prevent a closing, perhaps
unaware of the help available to weather a downturn without
having to lay off employees.
Workers, too, are at a loss, shocked and discouraged by
sudden layoffs, unsure of how to get back on their feet.
Yet, neither companies nor workers and
their unions are alone in facing these changes.
Connecticut’s Rapid Response Team, headed by the State
Department of Labor, exists to ease the impact of layoffs and to
assure that workers are offered a full range of benefits and
services. The Team
is made up of representatives from the Labor Department and the
local Workforce Investment Board.
Support is also available from the Department of Economic
& Community Development and the Department of Social Services.
Response Team is available to conduct, prior to layoffs, “Early
Intervention” sessions where employees can learn about
unemployment benefits, job search assistance, and training
Information is also made available on health insurance options,
community services, and local agencies that provide help,
advocacy, and support to dislocated
workers and their
ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE
TEAM ARE FREE OF CHARGE
(Rapid Response is federally funded by the US Department of Labor)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE
Connecticut’s Rapid Response Team Coordinators
Or click here for links to
Business and Worker