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Dept. of Workforce Development: Wisconsin Business Closing & Mass Layoff (WARN) Notices: Foremost Farms USA & Senior Management Incorporated

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


Foremost Farms USA – Foremost Farms USA has notified the state that they plan to sell their Rothschild, WI facility located 10202 Foremost Drive, P.O. Box 98, Rothschild, WI 54474 to Kerry Biofunctional Ingredients Inc,.  The sale is expected to affect 110 workers beginning May 7, 2018 or within 14 days after that date.  DWD and its partners at the North Central Workforce Development Board will work with the affected parties to provide rapid response services.



Senior Management Inc. --   Senior Management Incorporated has notified the state that they will be permanently closing their Skilled Nursing Facility, Care and Rehab Dallas location at 104 East Dallas Street, Dallas, WI 54733.  The closure is expected to affect 49 employees, with separations expected to commence on or before May 1, 2018 and continuing in phases until complete closure on or before May 30, 2018, pending discharge of all residents.  DWD and its partners at the West Central Workforce Development Board will work with the affected parties to offer 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/.





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