Rapid Response Team Activated to Assist Stanrail Employees in Gary

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Rapid Response Team Activated to Assist Stanrail Employees in Gary


INDIANAPOLIS (August 29, 2016) - The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its community partner WorkOne Northwest Indiana have activated the state’s Rapid Response team to assist employees affected by the announcement that Stanrail intends to close its facility in Gary.

The state’s Rapid Response team is activated when a significant layoff or plant closure occurs and pairs knowledgeable WorkOne staff with displaced employees to move them toward a plan for re-employment as soon as possible. Activities focus on connecting displaced employees with local employment opportunities as well as providing resume assistance, interview workshops and skills assessments.

The time and location of the first Rapid Response session will be announced in the near future. For more information, please contact WorkOne Northwest Indiana at 219-462-2940, Ext. 41.


For additional information, contact:

Al Ensley, (317) 232-7358, aensley@dwd.in.gov

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