Benefits for employees
The DCS Rapid Response Team are experienced in assisting workers cope with job change. During the Rapid Response sessions they will begin to gather information on the employees’ needs and begin to organize services necessary to help them get back to work. Additionally Rapid Response meetings will introduce them to many other programs that will help during this time of transition.
The decision to lay off employees is one no employer wants to make. However, as layoffs do occur, inviting the DCS Rapid Response Team to meet with affected workers prior to the layoff will allow your employees to access services and programs which will help them through this difficult time.
The Rapid Response Team will refer the affected workers to the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center system which provides the support the workers need throughout their transition from unemployment to re-employment. The Center's staff will help them with all their job search and training needs.
The DCS Rapid Response Team can provide employees with information and services, including:
- Explanation of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- Information and Referrals to Career Centers
- Career Counseling
- Job Search Assistance
- Resume Workshops
- Interviewing Workshops
- Other Job Search Related Workshops
- Information on the Local Labor Market
- Information About Grant Opportunities
- AFL-CIO Rapid Response Services for Unionized Workers