Rapid Response Services for Employers and Impacted Workers
Rapid Response Workshops are designed to provide immediate aid to companies and affected workers from layoffs and plant closings. Advance notice gives workers time to adjust, find a new job and receive skills training to compete in the job market. Pre-Layoff Services Overview (PDF)
- One-Stop Layoff Guide
- Benefits to Employers
- Benefits to Your Workers
- Trade-Related Layoffs and Plant Closures
The federal government helps workers who lose jobs from foreign trade or production shifts out of the U.S.
To schedule a Rapid Response Workshop or to submit a WARN notification, contact:
Department of Workforce Services
State Dislocated Worker Unit
Lance Soffe, 5th Floor
140 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 526-4312
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)
The WARN Act requires certain covered employers with 100 or more full-time employees to give workers a 60-day notice before a plant closing or mass layoff. Employers should provide notice to the State Dislocated Worker Unit as quickly as possible in order to access an array of no-cost employer and re-employment services.