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Community Response Manual

Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Community Layoff and Crisis Response Manual was developed to serve as a resource tool for local community stakeholders including workforce and economic development professionals, city administrators, volunteer board members for the local workforce investment board or the economic development organization, elected officials and others in leadership positions. Though each local economy is unique, many of the actions and strategies that communities implement to prepare for, and respond to, mass layoffs and business-closing crises are similar, and this manual attempts to highlight many of those actions and strategies in a practical and useable manner. This guide was developed by the Institute for Decision Making (IDM) in collaboration with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD).