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WARN For Jobseekers

Help for Employees Facing Layoffs


The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered businesses to provide early warnings of closures and layoffs to all affected employees, employee representatives, the Department of Labor, and Local Workforce Development Boards. Additionally, businesses must also give notice to the chief elected official of the unit or units of local government where the site of employment is located; the school district or districts where the site of employment is located; and each locality that provides police, firefighting, emergency medical or ambulance services, or other emergency services, to the locale where the site of employment is located.

This advanced notice gives employees, their families, and communities time to transition, seek new employment, enter workforce training programs with assistance from the Department of Labor and Local Workforce Development Boards.


Job Search Assistance

What is Rapid Response?

Rapid Response is a service that we offer to businesses and employees affected by cutbacks and site closings. We provide early job placement assistance and other service resources. We know this is a stressful time, and we’re here to help. We would like the opportunity to meet with you to discuss our services in more detail and get to know you and your career goals.

Personalized Rapid Response Assistance 

We connect thousands of job seekers like yourself to employment with top companies in your area. Our services are unique and tailored to your needs. We’ll work hand-in-hand with you throughout the entire job search process to connect you to top paying opportunities.

Contact Your Regional
Rapid Response Coordinator

Have Questions About WARN?

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]