Employment Security Division

Rapid Response

Rapid Response is free program that is pro-active, business-focused, and provides flexible strategies designed to respond to layoffs and plant closures by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate assistance to employers and their affected workers. The Rapid Response team will work with employers and any employee representative(s) to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize disruptions associated with job loss. Rapid Response can provide customized services both on-site and virtually.

All employers are encouraged to provide notice of layoffs or plant closings to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation as quickly as possible. However, in some cases, employers are required to provide written notice under provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. More information on the WARN Act can be located on the WARN webpage.

Benefits for the Employer:

  • Lower unemployment insurance costs as workers are re-employed more quickly

  • Higher morale among employees as they feel management is being proactive in helping them during the lay-off

  • Positive company image within the community for treating employees with respect

Benefits for the Employees include:

  • Unemployment insurance claims

  • Information about career counseling and job training

  • Information provided on the labor market, health benefits, pensions and financial planning

  • Job search assistance

  • Help with resume writing and interviewing skills

The Rapid Response Packet for laid off workers contain information on employment services, Unemployment Insurance, Healthcare and other programs and services offered through the state and partner agencies. 

Rapid Response Resource Packet for Laid Off Workers

Rapid Response Packet -  Español

For more information on obtaining Rapid Response services, call (775) 684-0362 or Email: rapidresponse@detr.nv.gov