Rapid Response

Populations Served: Dislocated Workers

Rapid Response is a pro-active, reemployment service provided to businesses and their employees when notification of a substantial layoff or permanent closure of a facility has been given. As part of a Rapid Response team, EDSI works with employers and employee representatives to:

  • Assess the transferable skills of employees through our proprietary Skilldex system
  • Connect displaced workers to available employment opportunities in their communities or within an industry
  • Provide flexible, customized services onsite, accommodating any work schedules to minimize disruptions associated with job loss
  • Identify training resources to enable workers to upgrade their skills and qualify for new employment

EDSI designed and operated the National Demonstration Project for Dislocated Workers in the 1980’s, and has been involved in multiple Dislocated Worker and Rapid Response programs since. We have worked with numerous companies in the manufacturing, packaging and aerospace industries and with government entities, in each case, placing high percentages of workers in new jobs.

EDSI helped us to identify needs, prioritize training objectives and use our limited budget more wisely. Equally important, they allowed us to support our decisions with hard data. EDSI provided me with a package I could use to help drive activities. David Wright; Director of Training - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

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