Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM ET

This webinar will discuss how Rapid Response services are reported on the Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR) for Trade Adjustment Assistance. It will examine the importance of Rapid Response activities, how states learn about layoffs, and how services are documented and reported.


Rapid Response is a key tool to minimizing the disruption that layoffs have on the workforce. States are required to provide Rapid Response services for trade-affected individuals, but often separation of Rapid Response teams from those who administer trade program data complicates the collection and reporting of this critical data element. The presentation will examine how Rapid Response shapes outcomes, how TAA Data Integrity (TAADI) aims to improve Rapid Response reporting, and provide a forum for states to discuss the costs and benefits of their particular implementation.


Robert Hoekstra, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration


Tammy Wood, Administrative Programs Officer II, TAA Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Leslie Abramowitz,Analyst, Massachusetts Department of Career Services

Jay Bassett, Division Chief, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Jerry Kluge, State TAA Program Manager, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Patrick Campbell, Northern Regional Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity