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.

This program with EDSI is very, very strong. There are a lot of successful people here, and I am one of them. Osha Wright - Pittsburgh RTC Program Participant

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