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Rapid Response

About Rapid Response Services
What is Rapid Response?

Rapid Response is an early intervention service provided to businesses and employees experiencing layoff or closure. This no-cost service provided by the New York State Department of Labor is highly adaptable and designed to meet your individualized needs.  

With local teams across the state who are knowledgeable about local labor markets, the DOL can help employees get back to work quicker, reducing the stress of job loss. Businesses experience lower unemployment insurance costs as a result, and find that the moral of the workforce is improved.

Available Services

We are here to support you and your workforce with onsite and virtual services.

Job Seekers

Losing your job due to layoff or closure can be stressful. Let us help you find the resources you need.

Contact Information
Role Contact Person Phone Email
Statewide Rapid Response Coordinator

Regenna Darrah
New York State Department of Labor
Building 12
Harriman State Campus
Albany, New York 12226

518-457-1143 [email protected]
NYS WARN Coordinator Monty Henderson 518-486-9004 [email protected]
NYS WARN Unit     [email protected]
Statewide Trade Act Coordinator Aaron Heggen 518-457-2013
518-485-2577 (Fax)
[email protected]


Regional Rapid Response Coordinators
Region Name Phone # Email
Capital Region Taylor Kircher


[email protected]
New York City

Stuart Goldberg

Angelique Tiam-Fook

718-613-3587; 718-613-3983 (Fax)


[email protected]

[email protected]

Long Island Frederick Danks 516-934-8560
516-934-8507 (Fax)
[email protected]
Hudson Valley Elias Flores 845-568-5392
845-568-5321 (Fax)
[email protected]
Mohawk Valley Michael Clark 315-793-2491
315-793-2216 (Fax)
[email protected]
Central Paula Yerdon 315-479-3435 [email protected]
Finger Lakes Erica Bruce 585-258-8861 [email protected]
North Country Melissa Baretsky 518-561-0430 ext. 3058 [email protected]
Southern Tier Susan Gallagher 607-741-4518 [email protected]
Western New York Amy Riter 716-851-2659 [email protected]