Description: We connect your business to resources to help prevent laying off workers. If your company is at risk of closure or a reduction in employees, we can help you develop successful strategies to operate more efficiently while improving productivity and reducing costs.

When downsizing is inevitable, we ensure a seamless strategy for your affected employees through Rapid Response activities.

Our confidential and no-cost layoff aversion services assist vulnerable businesses by quickly linking them to economic development assistance and resources to aid in retaining and strengthening their operation.

Eligibility: Any employer in Contra Costa County laying off 50 or more employees. The employer must be a W2 employer and not an employer who pays commission only or a 1099 contractor.

How do I get started? Complete this form to have a Business Services team member reach out to you. If you prefer, you can email Rapid Response Coordinator Charles Brown III at

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