The overall goal of Layoff Aversion is to save jobs, and Local Workforce Investment Boards are uniquely positioned to implement proactive programs to help businesses stay competitive and communities prosper. 

Texas' Layoff Aversion Guide provides information on key strategies to assist Local Workforce Development Boards (Boards) with layoff aversion, including:

  • definition and elements of layoff aversion
  • layoff aversion strategies
  • business services
  • rapid response
  • funding
  • tools and resources

Local practitioners can use this guide to identify new approaches for identifying businesses in need as well as responding with value-added services to support their viability and growth.

This product was developed prior to WIOA; however, many of the concepts and ideas are still valid within the WIOA platform.