SEVA ATD Career Club May Meeting

  • 12 May 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ECPI, 1001 Omni Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606


  • This is a free special interest group event. We welcome all individuals that are seeking guidance on their career development.

Registration is closed

SEVA ATD Career Club Welcomes

Curtis D. Wray, State Rapid Response Coordinator, Southeast/eastern Virginia (SEVA) Region  


Businesses Espousing the Non WARN Mindset for Optimum Success in Rapid Reemployment

A Non-WARN designation is any business reporting closure or reduction-in-force via any means, not required by federal law to submit a WARN. The Non-WARN mindset provides confidentiality, synergy of action, free space, innovation, and opportunity to take Rapid Response and Rapid Re-employment to a level of optimum efficiency and complete business inclusivity. For Rapid Re-employment to work and have success will require proactive engagement, involvement, and effort from all businesses.  The Non-WARN model and mindset proactively syncs with Rapid Re-employment, which requires public workforce system early
involvement by extending the training reach through impassioned engagement, proactive
business outreach and awareness, confirmed intelligence, front-end business connection, and layoff protraction, to conduct training and certifications with the affected businesses and those with impending needs prior to a dislocation. The primary goal of Rapid Re-employment is “to prevent unemployment.”  The
presentation will discuss the drawbacks of the current WARN submission mindset and the benefits of the Non-WARN mindset for optimal success in Rapid Re-employment by addressing and synching requirements with the speed and needs of

Curtis D. Wray served over twenty-one years in the US Navy, entering as an enlisted man and retiring as a commissioned officer. He is the State Rapid Response Coordinator, 
Southeast/eastern Virginia (SEVA) Region, and has held this position for nine years. He has seventeen years in state government workforce services with expertise in unemployment insurance and jobs services programs. He has a BA in Personnel Administration and Political Science, University of Kansas; a MS in
Education Administration, Old Dominion University; and, a Master of Military Studies, Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Mr. Wray is the 2007 dual recipient of the Virginia Employment Commissioner’s Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership and team spirit, and is a 2013 graduate of the Virginia
Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 10 Month Leadership Symposium. 
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