In certain circumstances, federal and/or state law requires employers laying off workers employed in Wisconsin to provide the State's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with advance written notice of the dislocation event. Employers must comply with both laws if they both apply.
One of the purposes of both the federal and state advance notice requirements is to alert the State of planned layoffs so that pre-layoff Rapid Response assistance may be provided to those workers who will likely be impacted. DWD coordinates with regional workforce partners to deliver Rapid Response services such as on-site pre-layoff information sessions on a variety of topics, re-employment services, targeted job fairs, and referrals to resources such as the Wisconsin Job Center network and JobCenterofWisconsin.com, the State's free online public labor exchange that connects talent with opportunity 24 hours a day.
Please note: The notices filed with the State do not necessarily reflect the number of layoffs that actually result from a given dislocation event because employers are not required to notify the State of reductions in the number of affected workers. Employers are required to provide additional notice if there will be a delay in the layoff schedule. Additionally, employers occasionally file notices with the State even when not required to do so by law.
Current 2020 Affected Worker Totals: 944
(Includes New Notices and Updates to Previous Notices)
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