Prevent layoffs with assistance from MassHire Rapid Response

The MassHire Department of Career Services' MassHire Rapid Response team provides layoff prevention, early intervention re-employment, and layoff management and outplacement services to companies and their employees.

Contact MassHire Rapid Response:

• Call: (617) 438-7841
• Email: ken.messina@mass.gov
• Mailing address: Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Who we serve:

The MassHire Department of Career Services Rapid Response team assists companies and workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss. Our services are designed to be flexible and proactive. They are federally mandated by the United States Department of Labor and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Businesses that are eligible for these services include:

• Businesses facing a downturn in sales and looking for alternatives to layoffs
• Businesses that need to lay off staff and are seeking to make the transition as smooth as possible for the company, affected workers, and the community as a whole
• Businesses that are growing quickly and looking to hire skilled workers from companies that are downsizing

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