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The Division of Workforce and Employment Services is responsible for operating the State Rapid Response Team, under the Workforce Investment Act.  Rapid Response is an early intervention service offered to businesses and workers affected by layoffs and plant closings.  This team is trained to react quickly to announcements concerning permanent facility closures or substantial layoff situations throughout the state.  Rapid Response works closely with the Local Workforce Investment Boards and the Local Elected Official(s) in adversely affected areas to insure that dislocated workers receive program information and services.  Rapid Response services are offered at no cost to the business or the participating employees.

The State Rapid Response Team is also responsible for receiving employer notifications pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act (20 CFR 639). In most cases, a Rapid Response team member coordinates on-site services involving dislocated workers, employers, the community, and other local workforce investment area resources and services available to help the employer manage the layoff and identify the specific needs of the affected employees.

The Rapid Response Team is an effective example of the collaborative effort between local and state resources.  Local representatives (from the agencies listed below) provide familiar faces and hometown support to businesses and dislocated workers.  At the state level, the department's Rapid Response Team coordinates an array of services available from the following partner-agencies:

Employer Benefits of 
Early Notification
Download your Rapid Response Flyer Employers' Guide to W.A.R.N. Employees' Guide to W.A.R.N.
Kentucky W.A.R.N.'s by Year

 

KY Division of Workforce and
Employment Services

275 East Main Street 2nd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
502.564.7456 Phone
502.564.7459 Fax
Kentucky Relay Service
1-800-648-6057

E-mail
Please send any questions or comments about Rapid Response to Brandon Inman at BrandonS.Inman@ky.gov

Last Updated November 19, 2013

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