Contact: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
DWD has received the following Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice:
River Steel – River Steel is ceasing operations at its La Crosse (817 Bainbridge St. – 54603) and West Salem (115 Industrial Drive – 54669) facilities. Approximately 20 employees will be affected. The Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Area Rapid Response will contact the company to offer services to the business and the 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/.