Layoff or Closure

The decision to layoff or downsize employees is difficult. SEVA Rapid Response quickly coordinates services to provide immediate aid to employers and affected employees.

Inviting SEVA Rapid Response to your work-site early allows Virginia Workforce Network (VWN) team members to present possible economic access to networks and resources that may avert or minimize the impact to your business and employees.

Our knowledgeable staff also disseminates information to companies on the federal requirements or laws for notification, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

If layoffs are necessary, SEVA Rapid Response offers free on-site services to help workers transition through this difficult time to re-employment as rapidly as possible. Free services include:

  • Layoff Aversion Resource Planning
  • Orientation to Unemployment Benefits
  • Job Skill Matching
  • Pre or Post Layoff Occupational Retraining
  • Job Opportunities
  • Filing for Unemployment Benefits
  • Worker Skill Testing and Assessments
  • Resume and Interviewing Preparation
  • Labor Market information on in-demand careers
  • Access to Workforce Investment Act Funding and Other Federal Funding for dislocated workers