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Help when you are considering layoffs

If you're considering a layoff or business closing, contact us first at 651-259-7537 or toll free at 866-213-1422. We may be able to help you avoid layoffs, depending upon your situation.

Connect with your Rapid Response Team

If layoffs need to take place, we can help guide you through what will be a difficult process for your company and a challenging time for your employees. We may also be able to come to your workplace to provide information about services for eligible employees. We can help you comply with federal and state regulations that apply to mass layoffs. 


Rapid Response for Employers: Webinar Recordings

In December 2023 and January 2024, DEED’s State Rapid Response Team in collaboration with CareerForce offered a two-part webinar series.

Part 1 - Addresses resources for Minnesota businesses around layoff aversion techniques. Do you want to avoid a layoff? Learn how DEED’s State Rapid Response Team supports businesses by sharing some techniques that work to avert potential layoffs. View Recording of Part 1

Part 2 - Will your business need to conduct a layoff or would you like to add to your knowledge base of how layoffs are supported? Learn how DEED’s State Rapid Response Team supports businesses and employees in the event of a layoff. View Recording of Part 2