The State Rapid Response Team serves companies facing corporate restructuring and downsizing. The Rapid Response Team is a cooperative effort between the local Workforce Center, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment 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: http://www.doleta.gov/layoff/.
The provision of Layoff Transition Workshops at a time and location designated by the employer. Generally workshops are held at the worksite during normal working hours, as soon as possible after employees are notified of the pending layoff. Workshops can include information on these subjects:
The provision of other services might be possible upon employer request and workshop content can be adjusted per employer request based on their employee needs.
Program representatives can answer program questions or arrange for provision of the above services.
Questions About Unemployment Insurance or Need to File?
(303) 318-9000 or
1-800-388-5515 (outside Denver-metro area)
Hearing impaired (TTD):
1-800-894-7730 (outside Denver-metro area)
The Rapid Response Program and Dislocated Worker Program are national programs. Anyone wishing to learn how to contact the Rapid Response Team in another state or about Dislocated Worker Program service providers in another state can call 1-877-US-2JOBS.
This guide is intended only to present a brief overview describing the principal provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Public law 100-379 (29 U.S.C. 2101, et seq.). It is not an official statement of interpretation of the WARN Act or of the regulations adopted by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.