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When businesses close plants or lay off workers, Texas Workforce Solutions can provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. Rapid Response provides early intervention assistance designed to transition workers to their next employment as soon as possible. Rapid Response services are tailored to each company, based on the needs of the affected employees.
Any Texas employer laying off workers may request Rapid Response services for their employees. If the number of affected workers is small, employers should direct the workers to their Workforce Solutions office where they can receive Rapid Response services. For larger numbers of affected workers, onsite services are available.
The employer must make Rapid Response services available to affected workers if a Trade Adjustment Assistance petition has been filed.
If your business is in need of Rapid Response services, contact your Workforce Solutions office.
Rapid Response services, whether provided at the employer’s site or at a Workforce Solutions office, cover the following topics.
Last Verified: May 31, 2013
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