Rapid Response

Rapid Response

Rapid ResponseRapid Response is an early intervention service offered to workers affected by major layoffs and plant closings. The goal of the program is to transition workers into re-employment as quickly as possible. Rapid Response orientation sessions are conducted to introduce workers to the re-employment, retraining and support services to which they are entitled.

Rapid Response is a coordinated effort of GST Michigan Works!, Michigan Workforce Development Agency(WDA) and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency(UIA) in collaboration with the United Way.

For further information contact GST Michigan Works! Business & Talent Enhancement Services at (810) 233-5974 ext. 349.

Layoff Coordination Meetings:

Provide information on available services, including Joint Adjustment Committees, worker orientation (information) meetings, and Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers;

On-Site Worker Orientations:

  • On-site/off-site, approximately 2 hours, topics covered:
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefit & Claims Information
  • Job Reemployment Assistance Information
  • WIA/Training Information
  • Community Support Resources
  • One-Stop partner Information
  • Worker Assistance Surveys

MWA REEMPLOYMENT SERVICES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Résumé Writing Assistance
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Employment Skills Testing and Assessments
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Guidance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Planning

ADDITIONAL/PARTNER AGENCY WORKSHOPS: SCHEDULED AS NEEDED, ON-SITE OR OFF-SITE

  • TAA/TRA
  • Social Security Information
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Debt Counseling
  • Veterans Workshop
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Social Services (for hearing impaired, physically disabled, etc.)
  • Other topics as requested
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