Dept. of Workforce Development: State layoff notices (WARN) will be posted to website as agency manages essential programs during COVID-19 pandemic

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) would like to notify the press and other interested parties of a change in protocol related to how the state notifies partners and reporters about state layoff notices received by DWD. Moving forward, and until further notice, the state will only post state layoff notices on the DWD layoff notice webpage, DWD will update the webpage daily and encourage interested parties to check the webpage at close of business each day to view all notices received.

“We appreciate everyone’s continued cooperation as the state manages the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” DWD Communications Director Ben Jedd said. “DWD staff are doing exceptional work supporting Wisconsin citizens through a very tough time in our state and nation’s history, and any action we can take to help them concentrate on critical functions during this time will only benefit the people of Wisconsin.”