DWD received an update for the following Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice (original notice was dated March 25, 2017):

Garvey Group, LLC – The Garvey Group will cease operations on July 31, 2017 at these facilities: 9980 South Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin affecting 39 workers, and 4601 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee affecting 15 workers. The Garvey Group facility at 7900 Durand Avenue, Sturtevant has closed affecting 12 workers. Closures affect approximately 66 workers in total. DWD and its regional workforce partner, Employ Milwaukee, will continue to 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/.

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