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Rapid Response - Introduction

Watch the video below to learn about Rapid Response layoff assistance, provided at your company and already paid for by your tax dollars.

Rapid Response - Overview

Ismaila Maidadi
Workforce Snohomish
Program Manager

In our increasingly globalized and highly competitive economy, businesses are hardly ever stable. Companies are constantly growing or shrinking, or are facing barriers that keep them from growing. One of the biggest challenges companies must face is having a workforce that is skilled enough to allow them to innovate and compete, and ultimately grow and prosper, in this economy.

Workforce Snohomish offers many resources that can assist your company, regardless of where your company is in the business cycle. One such resource is called Rapid Response. Rapid Response is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed for two major purposes. First, to help growing companies access an available pool of skilled workers from other companies that are downsizing or who have been trained in the skills your company needs to be competitive.

Second, to respond to layoffs and plant closings by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers. Rapid Response teams will work with employers and any employee representative(s) to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize the disruptions on companies, affected workers, and communities that are associated with job loss. Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected company, accommodate any work schedules, and assist companies and workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss.

If you are looking to access skilled workers, are expecting a layoff or plant closing or wish to learn more about the services Rapid Response can provide to your business, please contact us.

Layoff Assistance

If your company is facing a layoff or closure, let us help you assist your employees in their transition.

  • Needs assessment for both employer and employees
  • Introduction to WorkSource job search services
  • Resources for retraining
  • Job search events and workshop
  • Hiring events
  • Connections to social services
  • Services can be presented at your place of business

Resources to Avoid Layoffs (Layoff Aversion)

Rapid Response Snohomish County partners with organizations and services in our community that specialize in helping companies make improvements that allow them to be more competitive and keep growing.

Are you concerned about potential future layoffs, foreign competition, or even closing your business? Perhaps these resources can assist.