|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Friday, March 4, 2005
|News Media Contact
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman announced that her department’s rapid response team met with company officials from Land’s End today to discuss services available for employees affected by the company’s recently announced layoffs.
DWD, along with the local Workforce Development Board and other local partners, provided information to Land’s End officials on the how the department and the South Central Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) can assist employees as they search for and transition to new jobs. The department, as in all large layoffs, will provide a team of workforce specialists to meet with the affected employees. Confidential orientation sessions will be held by DWD with all workers affected to explain services available through the state’s Dislocated Worker Program.
Gassman stated, "We are pleased that Land’s End is assisting DWD and the South Central Workforce Development Board. We will be working with the employees so they receive assistance as quickly as possible. Sessions will be scheduled over the next two weeks. The information provided at the meetings is the first step in the process leading to reemployment for these hard-working individuals.”
Dislocated worker services are available at no cost to the worker or the employer, and may include:
These services are also available to all Wisconsin dislocated workers through a local Wisconsin Job Center and online at http://www.wisconsinjobcenter.org.
For more information dislocated worker services go to http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dws/programs/dislocated/
Individuals interested in receiving reemployment assistance should contact a local Job Center or visit the DWD Internet site http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dws/programs/dislocated/. Call 888/258-9966 toll-free to find the nearest Job Center location.
Content Contact: Rose Lynch