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What is "Rapid Response" and how can it help?  Watch Video

One example of how Customized Training can help avert layoffs.  Watch Video

Picture of Man at a ComputerWhen a company has to lay off workers, both employer and employees face a traumatic upheaval. The economic consequences may be widespread. To lessen the impact, the U.S. Department of Labor and your state and local officials have designed a system to help workers find new jobs or get training for new careers. It is called the America's Jobs Network Rapid Response.

The sooner workers start to manage the change the better the outcome will be for them, and a better outcome works for everyone:

  • For the employer, whose unemployment insurance costs may be lower
  • The community, which maintains its tax base
  • The Family, which maintains its lifestyle

What You Can Expect

  • Confidentiality concerning your business decisions.
  • Better worker morale and productivity during transition.
  • Information about alternatives that may help you avoid or reduce the layoff.
  • No red tape for you.
  • Coordination with outplacement services that you may provide.
  • On-site assistance, in some cases.

Services for Workers May Include

  • Information about all state and federal services available to help them find new jobs.
  • Professional help with their job search.
  • Financial planning and stress management workshops.
  • Information about training opportunities.
  • Use of computers, telephones and fax machines for their job search.
  • Services provided at no cost to you or them.

Call Your America's Jobs Network Rapid Response Team Today
Change is stressful. Losing valued employees is difficult. Let America's Jobs Network Rapid Response help you maintain a safe workplace, reduce stress among your workers, and act on your concern for the community. For best results, call your state Rapid Response team as the first step in a layoff.

"This is without a doubt the best program of outplacement that I have seen. I want to thank Rapid Response on behalf of all the people at GCA."
GCA, Uit of General Signal
Gaspare M. Bellomo, Director of Human Resources
"The Rapid Response Team should be commended for their knowledge and their ability to put their clients at ease. We believe that having these traits enabled them to earn the trust needed to work well with our employees."
Ocean Spray
Michael D. Brown, Plant Manager
"The idea of providing services prior to the layoffs truly allows employees time to prepare for the change in their life. Your team's response time, presentation and follow up were very well coordinated and appreciated by all. Please extend our thank you to all those who helped. You know I'll be calling you again if these services are ever needed."

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
William A. Conte, Hospital Director

The Rapid Response Team is here to assist, identify resources, and establish linkages to help make the transition to a new career a smoother process.

The is committed to provide you the most professional and best possible services available.

To meet this goal it is very important that we get your input and suggestions. To accomplish this we have included a brief survey.

IF YOU HAVE USED OUR SERVICES please take a few minutes to fill out the "RAPID RESPONSE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY" (There are two different surveys, one for the Employer and one for the Employee).

Should you have any questions or would like to discuss the services please email or call Roy Bertuccelli, the Rapid Response Program Specialist, at 510 259-3833.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Your comments will help us with our Continuous Improvement Program.

Dorothy Chen

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