NYS Department of Labor -
Rapid Response Services


Rapid Response services are provided at no cost to enable affected workers to transition to new employment as quickly as possible following either a permanent closure or mass layoff or a natural or other disaster resulting in a mass job dislocation. Information on a variety of Labor Department and other relevant services are provided, including unemployment insurance, skills assessments, training, and reemployment options.  Sessions can be at a One-Stop Career Center or at the employer’s place of business.


Any company that is facing layoffs or closure is eligible to receive assistance for themselves and their employees. 


NYS Department of Labor Rapid Response Coordinators


Capital Region
Jacqueline Huertas
(518) 457-1505

Central Region
Michael Clark
(315) 793-2491
Finger Lakes Region
Barbara Weymouth
(585) 266-7760 ext. 225
Long Island Region
Frederick Danks
(516) 934-8560

Mid-Hudson Region
Elyse Adler
(914) 995-4994
Mohawk Valley Region
Michael Clark
(315) 793-2491
New York City
Linda Foehr
(718) 557-6717

North Country Region
Thomas Baier
(518) 561-0430 ext. 3009
Southern Tier Region
Douglas Moore
(607) 741-4667
Western Region
Greg Corral
(716) 851-2673

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