Rapid Response

Rapid Response is an early intervention service offered to workers affected by major layoffs and plant closings. The goal of the program is to transition workers into re-employment as quickly as possible. Rapid Response orientation sessions are conducted to introduce workers to the re-employment, retraining and support services to which they are entitled.

Layoff Coordination Meetings:

Provide information on available services, including Joint Adjustment Committees, worker orientation (information) meetings, and Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers;

On-Site Worker Orientations:

  • On-site/off-site, approximately 2 hours, topics covered:
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefit & Claims Information
  • Job Reemployment Assistance Information
  • WIA/Training Information
  • Community Support Resources
  • One-Stop partner Information
  • Worker Assistance Surveys


MWA Reemployment Services can include:

  • Résumé Writing Assistance
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Employment Skills Testing and Assessments
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Guidance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Planning

Additional/Partner Agency Workshops: Scheduled as needed, on-site or off-site

  • Social Security Information
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Debt Counseling
  • Veterans Workshop
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Social Services (for hearing impaired, physically disabled, etc.)
  • Other topics as requested

Rapid Response is a coordinated effort of GST Michigan Works!, Michigan Workforce Development Agency(WDA) and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency(UIA) in collaboration with the United Way.

For further information contact GST Michigan Works! Business & Talent Enhancement Services at (810) 233-5974 ext. 349.