MassHire Rapid Response layoff aversion services

Businesses can call the MassHire Rapid Response Team when there are early signs of a downturn or growing pains. Experienced team members work with businesses to customize solutions to keep skilled workers in the state’s ever-changing business climate.
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The layoff aversion process

The MassHire Rapid Response team tries to identify the exact needs of a company in crisis. Once the needs are assessed, then the team tries to help the company establish partnerships with other organizations and build networks that may reduce the possibility of layoffs or a closure.

These organizations include:

          - WorkShare Program

        - Employee ownership and succession plans

        - Workforce Training Fund Program

MassHire Rapid Response representatives will refer your business to one or more partners that we believe are best suited to meet the needs discussed during our meetings with you. These partners and their services are part of the MassHire BizWorks program.

If the Rapid Response representatives determine that layoffs cannot be avoided, they will implement layoff management and outplacement services.

Additional Resources

Contact for MassHire Rapid Response layoff aversion services


Ken Messina - Business Services/Rapid Response Director Email MassHire Rapid Response - Contact Information at


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Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114

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