Rapid Response for Dislocated Workers
For workers who have lost their jobs because of a layoff or plant closure, early intervention can play an important role in their successful reemployment and can help workers and communities adjust to the changes.
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN
, requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. This assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers, their families, and the appropriate communities.
The Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services’ Rapid Response 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 local elected officials 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.
Please contact your local career center with questions concerning Rapid Response.
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If you still have questions, please contact:
Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services
275 East Main Street 2nd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Kentucky Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) 1-800-648-6057
Or you may email any questions or comments about WARN to Michelle DeJohn at Michelle.DeJohn@ky.gov .