DWD: Business closing and mass layoff (WARN) notices

Contact: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722

DWD has received the following Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notices:

Manitowoc Ice: Manitowoc Ice has provided notice of permanently reducing the manpower level at the Manitowoc Ice manufacturing facility located at 2110 S. 26th Street, Manitowoc affecting approximately 8 employees. DWD’s regional workforce partner, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, will provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.

JoyGlobal: Joy Global has provided formal notice of its intent to lay off 51 union employees and terminate 5 non-union employees as a result of the permanent closing of its facility at 4107 W. Orchard Street, Milwaukee. DWD and its regional workforce partner, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Development Board, will provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.

Workforce Development Dislocated Worker Services Summary

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Dislocated Worker Program provides transition assistance to workers and companies affected by permanent worker layoffs. The Program’s local Rapid Response Teams help companies and worker representatives develop and implement a practical transition plan based on the size of the layoff event. Types of services include:
-pre-layoff workshops on a variety of topics such as resume writing and interviewing, job search strategies, and budgeting
-provision of information about programs and resources through written materials and information sessions
-career and resource fairs.

Workers affected by permanent layoff may also access basic re-employment services at no charge through the state’s Job Centers. Some services, including training assistance, may be an option for some workers after enrolling in one or more of DWD’s workforce development programs. While all companies faced with permanent worker layoffs are encouraged to seek assistance from the local Rapid Response Teams, some companies may be required to give 60 days notice before a mass layoff or closing under federal and/or state law. More information about advance notice requirements is available at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dislocatedworker/.