New Mexico has implemented its version of the federal Workforce Investment Act (now the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), which assists employers and employees with training issues. The state law is very similar to the federal law. Employers subject to the WARN Act still need to contact their state rapid response unit, which can assist them with training issues addressed by the Act.
New Mexico's Rapid Response is an early intervention service that assists both employers and employees affected by layoffs or plant closures. It provides access to resources and information to help transition affected workers into reemployment. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions provides Rapid Response assistance statewide to help employees gain access to all federal and state programs that have resources available to help them.