This page was last updated on October 4, 2021

2021 WARN Notices and Updates

In certain circumstances, federal and/or state law requires businesses laying off workers employed in Wisconsin to provide the State's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with advance written notice of the layoffs.

More information about the federal and state notice laws

One purpose of these laws is to give DWD the opportunity to provide pre-layoff transition assistance (aka rapid response) to workers and businesses affected by permanent worker layoffs. DWD coordinates with regional workforce partners to deliver rapid response services such as: on-site, pre-layoff information sessions; workshops on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and budgeting; targeted job and resource fairs; and referrals to resources, including the Wisconsin Job Center network and

The layoff notices DWD receives do not represent a complete list of potential or actual layoffs in the state. Written notice to DWD is not required for all layoffs. Additionally, the number of workers ultimately laid off may differ from the number provided in the written notice for a variety of reasons, and DWD may not receive notification of the change.


Notice Type
CL - Facility Closure
WR - Workforce Reduction

Reasons for Update
AW - Change to Number of Affected Workers
LS - Change to Layoff Schedule
RN - Rescission of Notice

* In instances where there are one or more revisions to the original layoff notice, the most recent revision reflects the total number of workers affected, as reported by the employer.

Current 2021 Affected Worker Totals: 2237
(Includes New Notices and Updates to Previous Notices)

2020 Layoff Notice Information

2019 Layoff Notice Information

2018 Layoff Notice Information

2017 Layoff Notice Information

2016 Layoff Notice Information

Layoff notices from previous years may be requested from the Wisconsin Historical Society