Laid-Off/Rapid Response

The State Rapid Response Team serves companies facing corporate restructuring and downsizing.  The Rapid Response Team is a cooperative effort between the local Career Center the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and the Unemployment Insurance Program.  The services available are designed to benefit employers and employees through the provision of information about the Dislocated Worker Program and other useful information and assistance with employment related needs. The Federal web site is at:

Employer Services Include:


Local Contact
Elaine Newcomb
Tennessee Career Centers
119 Nashville Hwy. Suite 106
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 490-3801

Joe Beard
Tennessee Career Centers
702 Mahr Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
(931) 762-8705

Dislocated Worker Unit
Rapid Response Team
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37245-2900
(615) 741-1031
Toll Free 1-800-255-5872