Rapid Response is a federally mandated, pre-layoff service designed for companies and employees experiencing a layoff or closing.
The Massachusetts Department of Career Services (MDCS) uses the Rapid Response team for many important services. The team provides layoff aversion and early intervention services to companies and their employees for free. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds this federally-mandated program. This results in a smooth transition for all affected employees.