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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

Part C-300 — Rapid Response Services

C-300.1:

Rapid

Response

Services

C-300.1.1

Workshops

and

Seminars

Rapid Response is a component of core services. The Local

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must ensure Rapid

Response services are provided.

Rapid Response services include workshops and seminars for

employees at the work site, including:

• financial management and budgeting, including financial

literacy;

• labor market information, including a list of area demand

occupations with wage information;

• stress management;

• resume writing;

• interviewing skills; and

• job search.

C-300.1.2

Employee

Orientation

The employee orientation meeting for potentially Trade-certified

workers must include:

• completion of Rapid Response registration and survey;

• orientation to the Trade program—an explanation of the Trade

benefits notification process and instructions on what to do if

the petition is approved;

• registration for work as required by WorkInTexas.com, TWC’s

job matching and service tracking system for the public labor

exchange services;

• distribution of Trade program brochures and related materials;

• time frames for approval of Unemployment Insurance (UI)

claims, application for Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA),

which may require enrollment in training, and Trade petitions;

and

Part C: Pre-Trade Certification May 2006 Page C-5

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