Layoff Aversion Funds (Jackson and Josephine County) Summer/Fall 2022

Applications must be received by December 10th, 2022

For employers needing help to avert layoffs, the Rogue Workforce Partnership can provide Layoff Aversion Funds to help retain impacted workers.

Layoff Support for Employers

If you are an employer considering a layoff, or currently in the process of laying off employees, we want to help.  The Rapid Response (RR) Team in Jackson and Josephine counties have resources to possibly avert a layoff and for workers who have been laid off.

Averting a layoff.

Before making the decision to layoff or furlough employees, please consider the following as possible options and guidance:

When Laying Off Employees.

WARN Notice: Generally, when a layoff happens, the employer must file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), the RR team can provide information on the WARN process.

Rapid Response Meeting: The RR team can also provide Information Sessions to help laid off workers navigate:

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Health care options
  • Trade Act
  • Regional Business Services
  • WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) services (help with resumes, interviewing and more)
  • Training opportunities (WSRV and RCC)
  • Collaboration with union representatives for union-affected workers

Programs and services can also include exploring options and finding opportunities to help find employment or connecting with job training and education options.

To request assistance and more information, scroll down to “Request more Rapid Response Information“.

Download a Rapid Response Flyer

Rogue Valley Employer
Rapid Response flyer

Rogue Valley Worker
Rapid Response flyer


Employer Request for More Rapid Response Information

To request help as an Employer, complete the form below, (to see a full screen form click HERE).  You can also call or e-mail (see contacts below the online form).

Rogue Valley Rapid Response Team:

Greg Thweatt 541-842-2621 or