The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) aims to lessen the hardship felt by all individuals impacted by economic hardships, whether as business owners or as employees. In today’s globalized and highly competitive economy, businesses are continuously facing new challenges. A trained workforce is but one of those challenges in successfully competing and prospering in today’s market. The Rapid Response Service Team provides a proactive, customized approach in addressing specific business needs or challenges as they arise. Services can include assistance in business partnerships in competitive markets, layoff aversion, coordination of business closure to maximize public and private resources, or re-employment of impacted workers. In addition, Rapid Response has access to available skilled workers for rapid growth to maintain a competitive edge. For more information, please click here.