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 has resources to possibly avert a layoff 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 (RR) Meeting:

The RR team can provide Layoff Support Information Sessions to help laid-off workers navigate:

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Healthcare insurance options
  • Possible temporary financial support
  • Reemployment services (help with resumes, interviewing, career development, and connecting with local employers who are hiring)
  • Training/Education opportunities (short-term vocational and GED)
  • Trade Act
  • Collaboration with union representatives for union-affected workers

More detailed information on the Rapid Response/Layoff Support.

One-page Layoff Support flyers.

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

How to have the conversation with employees when having to layoff:

Rogue Valley Employer Layoff Support flyer

Rogue Valley Worker Layoff Support

Flyers for Temporary or Permanent Layoffs

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:

Tyler Worthley – 541-842-2579 or

Greg Thweatt 541-842-2621 or