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                  ~ RAPID RESPONSE ~


The Rapid Response team consists of Erie County Professionals and New York State Department of Labor representatives who are familiar with the area's economy and business climate. The team can help employers identify economic development resources that may avert or minimize layoffs. If layoffs or closures are necessary, their workers can receive services that will help them transition from losing a job to getting a new one. Click "here" for additional information on the Rapid Response program and "here" to access a state listing of New York State Rapid Response Coordinators.

Economic Development

The Rapid Response team coordinates with economic development agencies in Erie County. To get more information, just click here.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

Federal law requires certain employers to give workers 60 days notice of a plant closing or mass layoff so that workers have smoother transitions to their next jobs.


Losing a job is stressful. However, rapid response services can help workers make the adjustment from one job to another. The following resources can be made available to you if you face a layoff or plant closing.

One Stop Career Centers

There are four One Stop Centers located in Erie County to assist job seekers. A variety of workshops and services are available to help you with any work related needs.

Employment Services

The New York State Department of Labor has offices where job seekers can access a number of services that include current job openings along with job placement assistance, training and apprenticeship programs information.

Job Openings

The "I am Buffalo Niagara" website is a great opportunity for you to post a resume and search the database for current job openings in the Buffalo Niagara Region.


Looking to go to college? The New York State Higher Education web site can help with: Career planning, tax breaks and paying for college.



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City of Buffalo Work Source One Erie County Works
Byron W. Brown
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Mark C. Poloncarz