Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING LAYOFFS, CONSIDER THIS: Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star

Temporary Layoffs
Given that most employers spend between $2,000 and $10,000 training each of their employees, the last thing you want to do is lose a valuable worker due to a temporary slowdown.

Shared Work offers an alternative method of reducing payroll costs during the slowdown period.

This voluntary program was developed by the Texas Workforce Commission to help employers supplement employees’ lost wages and help reduce normal weekly work hours.

Permanent Layoffs
When a company has to lay off workers, both the employer and employees can face a difficult upheaval.

The Panhandle Workforce Development Board offers assistance to businesses in lessening the impact of a layoff with Rapid Response services.

These services can be delivered at your company before the layoff occurs helping the affected workers manage the change and prepare to find new employment.

Rapid Response services are coordinated through Workforce Solutions Panhandle Offices and are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual company.

These services may include:

  • Job Search Assistance – WSP can assist with assessing community resources, preparing resumes and job applications, assessing accomplishments and skills, interviewing skills and techniques, and coping with job loss.
  • Labor Market Information – This information is furnished to all registrants and includes Emerging and Demand Occupations. Job posting will also be made available through multimedia and technology.
  • Group Stress Management Seminars – The focus of these seminars is to develop strategies for managing the stress associated with job loss, its impact on the family unit, and the importance of maintaining community relationships.
  • Group Financial Management Seminars – The seminars focus on assisting affected workers in developing financial planning skills in order to maintain household and consumer finances. A specific focus is on negotiating manageable payment schedules with mortgage, finance, and various lending institutions.
For the best possible results, please contact a Rapid Response Representative before the layoff occurs.

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1206 SW 7th Ave.
Amarillo, Texas 79101

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