Department of Workforce Development: Wisconsin Business Closing & Mass Layoff (WARN) Notice: ShopKo Stores Operating Co., LLC

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


ShopKo Stores Operating Co., LLC (Shopko)  Shopko has provided formal notice of a workforce reduction at two locations in Madison: (1) 2201 Zeier Road and (2) 7401 Mineral Point Road.  Shopko anticipates that 63 employees will be affected as of April 12, 2019.  DWD and its regional workforce partner, South Central Wisconsin Rapid Response team, will offer Rapid Response services to the company and the affected workers. 


Please be advised that the notice did not include a list of affected workers by job title; however, DWD has made a request to the company to provide that information.


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