DOL’s Rapid Response Team has scheduled sessions which will allow its staff to provide targeted services to dislocated/displaced workers and are intended to facilitate connections with other service providers and workforce partners. The team consists of individuals from various government agencies that collaborate to provide the necessary services. The external partners that will be in attendance will be the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, the Department of Human Services and the University of the Virgin Islands’ Small Business Development Center. Attendees will be provided information about unemployment insurance benefits, retraining and development of new skills, emergency assistance, housing assistance, resume preparation, child support, healthcare, COBRA and veteran assistance.
The scheduled sessions will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Gertrude’s Restaurant:
o 10 a.m. to noon – Morning Session
o 1-3 p.m. – Afternoon Session The department is an available resource for all those who have been affected. DOL has taken the necessary steps internally to ensure that employees have access to the services they need during this difficult time of transition.
Attendees are asked to come with their dismissal letter, last two check stubs, picture ID, proof of citizenship, and social security card.