Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: Wisconsin Business Closing & Mass Layoff (WARN) Notice: Imperial Laundry Services, LLC

Imperial Laundry Services, LLC – Imperial Laundry Services, LLC is ceasing operations and closing its facilities located at 1263 13th St. and 2811 Carlisle St. Racine, WI 53403 as part of the Chapter 128 Receivership process. Between the two facilities, approximately 121 employees could be affected on or after the close of business on August 23, 2017 or within 14 days thereafter. DWD and its regional workforce partners the Southeast Workforce Development Area Rapid Response team will offer Rapid Response services to the affected workers.

Contact: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722

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/.