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DWD: Workforce Development Dislocated Worker Services Summary
3/9/2018

Contact: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
Alkar-RapidPak, Inc., – Alkar-RapidPak Inc., has notified the state that they will be temporarily reducing their workforce at their facility located at 817 North Main Street, Lodi, WI. The temporary reduction is expected to be for a limited time frame, and affect 30 workers beginning on March 8, 2018. DWD and its partners at the South Central Workforce Development Board will work with the affected parties to provide rapid response services.

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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