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When the Rapid Response Team becomes aware of a layoff or closing, we contact company officials to arrange a meeting to establish a good working relationship, to inform you of the available services, and to plan for implementation of those services at your organization. Responding to the results of our concise survey and the needs of the company, we will make every effort to schedule meetings and our on-site services in a manner that will be most convenient with your daily operations.
After establishing your company's schedule of reemployment services, we meet with your employees to:
Based, in part, by the information gathered from the employee surveys, our team will meet with each employee to discuss his or her needs and to formulate a customized plan of action. These confidential, individual sessions allow your employees to discuss matters that they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.
The Rapid Response Team offers a variety of optional job search workshops. These workshops are tailored to meet the individual needs of your employees.
The Rapid Response Team markets the dislocated worker program to companies in your area and/or industry, and often brings current job leads to the employee meeting to see if there are qualified candidates interested in the positions. As part of the process, resumes are collected and submitted to the appropriate job leads. We contact and meet with businesses that are hiring in order to meet our objective of placing employees in new positions before they are laid off.
The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Rapid Response Team partners with the State Rapid Response Team to assist unions and workers who are experiencing lay-offs or downsizings. We help people get new jobs, training, job counseling and more. We can provide information at employee meetings, workshops and union meetings.