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“The most important thing I’ve gained from this program is a sense that all is not lost. Regardless of how bad things may seem, do not lose hope…This program is definitely about giving hope to people, to give them a new path to travel and a new direction.”  

Being laid off from your job is one of the most traumatic events you can experience in life. However, you do not need to go through this transition alone. Working with your employer, there are services and resources that can be brought to you, on site at your company prior to your layoff date. These services and resources are part of a program called Rapid Response, which will customize services and resources to your needs and the needs of your company, with a goal of getting you back to work as soon as possible and minimize the disruptions on your life that a layoff will cause. The Rapid Response team will provide you the means to maintain an income (unemployment insurance), information on health insurance options, access to skills upgrading and training resources, and much more. This service is extremely valuable: the earlier services are begun, the better. Services and resources vary, so be sure to attend Rapid Response sessions when they are offered so that you are aware of the full array of benefits for which you may be eligible. (http://www.doleta.gov/layoff/workers.cfm)

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Dislocated Worker Services

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