Department of Workforce Development: |
Kmart – Kmart Corporation will permanently close its store located at 111 Division St. North, Stevens Point, WI. Approximately 45 employees will be affected on January 21, 2018 or during the 14-day period commencing on that date. DWD and the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area Rapid Response Team 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
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