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Rapid Response

Rapid Response provides coordinated Employment Transition Solutions in situations of layoffs or business closures. First, Rapid Response can provide the business with information and assistance with filings of WARN notices, Trade Act Petitions, and transition planning for the workforce. Rapid Response assists the workforce by providing coordination of transition solutions for the group such as job readiness workshops, workforce services information sessions, and connection with resources that provide individual services.

Western Region Rapid Response operates in 34 localities. Those localities are Alleghany, Bland, Bristol, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Covington, Craig, Danville, Dickenson, Giles, Floyd, Franklin, Galax, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Martinsville, Montgomery, Norton, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke, City of Roanoke, Russell, Salem, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

Businesses should contact Beckie Cox, Western Region Rapid Response Coordinator for more information at (540) 674-3600, extension 4284 or via email at

New River Community College Rapid Response Contact Information

New River Community College – Rapid Response Western Region Service Provider
Beckie Cox, Rapid Response Coordinator, Western Region
5251 College Dr.
Dublin, VA 24084
Phone: 540-674-3600 ext. 4284
Fax: 540-674-3634