Lucinda Phoenix

Reba Utley,

Assessment & Referral


Mass Lay-off Assistance

“Rapid-Response” Program

For businesses considering a “mass-layoff” or plant closure, Man-Tra-Con is able to assist with the transition through Rapid Response Program services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). “Rapid Response” is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed to respond to layoffs and plant closings by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers. Our local Rapid Response team will work with businesses and their designated staff to quickly maximize available resources and minimize disruptions associated with job loss.

Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected company, accommodate any work schedules, and assist companies and workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss.

In Illinois, Rapid Response teams include representatives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), the Department of Insurance, and the local Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provider.

As the WIOA provider for Local Area 25, Man-Tra-Con serves businesses located in Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson Counties.

Learn more about DOL’s Rapid Response Program for Employers >>


In partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Man-Tra-Con also provides employment and training services to displaced workers as they transition to new job opportunities and/or new career paths.

Learn more about our services for Dislocated Workers >>


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