Department of Workforce Development: Wisconsin Business and Mass Layoff (WARN) Notice: Sears Holdings
DWD has received the following Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice:
Sears Holdings, Green Bay and Brookfield Locations – Sears Holdings has notified the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) that due to a change in business circumstances, their FLS Units at the 115 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI location and the 1555 Green Bay Plaza, Green Bay, WI location will permanently cease operations. Combined, 96 workers will be affected. Additionally, the Sears Auto Unit at the Green Bay location will also cease operations, affecting a total of 6 workers. DWD and its partners at the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington and Bay Area Workforce Development Boards will work with the affected partners to coordinate Rapid Response Services.
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/.