Rapid Response Team - The New York State Department of Labor’s Rapid Response Team is available to you at this time via remote communication. The Rapid Response Team is a valuable resource to you as a business and an employer. The Team will assist employees in re-gaining employment and potentially shorten the duration of their Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments, and your overall cost.
Additional information supplied by Workforce Development that may be helpful:
Rapid Response for Businesses:DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET
Rapid Response for Employees:DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET
Business Services: DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET
Tompkins Workforce ReDirect Strategy for COVID-19 also includes a local job board to help newly available workers connect to opportunities in essential industries serving the county.
NYS Paid Family Leave
In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19. See Guidance For Obtaining An Order For Mandatory Or Precautionary Quarantine.
Additional information supplied by NYS Department of Labor that may be helpful: https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/COVID19
Tompkins Workforce Regional Contact
Southern Tier Region Rapid Response Coordinator is:
Phone: (607) 741-4518