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2017 WARN Notices and Updates

In certain circumstances, federal and/or state law requires businesses laying off workers employed in Wisconsin to provide the State's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with advance written notice of the layoffs.

More information about the federal and state notice laws

One purpose of these laws is to give DWD the opportunity to provide pre-layoff transition assistance (aka rapid response) to workers and businesses affected by permanent worker layoffs. DWD coordinates with regional workforce partners to deliver rapid response services such as: on-site, pre-layoff information sessions; workshops on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and budgeting; targeted job and resource fairs; and referrals to resources, including the Wisconsin Job Center network and JobCenterofWisconsin.com.

The layoff notices DWD receives do not represent a complete list of potential or actual layoffs in the state. Written notice to DWD is not required for all layoffs. Additionally, the number of workers ultimately laid off may differ from the number provided in the written notice for a variety of reasons, and DWD may not receive notification of the change.

Legend

Notice Type
CL - Facility Closure
WR - Workforce Reduction

Reasons for Update
AW - Change to Number of Affected Workers
LS - Change to Layoff Schedule
RN - Rescission of Notice

* In instances where there are one or more revisions to the original layoff notice, the most recent revision reflects the total number of workers affected, as reported by the employer.

December 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
F + W MediaIola4112/22/2017WR12/21/2017Periodical PublishersWaupacaFox Valley
F + W Media - Revision 1Iola01/29/2018RN12/21/2017Periodical PublishersWaupacaFox Valley

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Molina Healthcare Inc.AW, LS
Molina Healthcare Inc.AW
Jackson National Life InsuranceAW, LS

November 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Centro Hispano MilwaukeeMilwaukee8811/17/2017WR01/21/2018Other Individual & Family ServicesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
K-MartStevens Point4511/13/2017CL01/21/2018Discount Department StoresPortageNorth Central
Authenticom, Inc.La Crosse5511/8/2017WR02/02/2018Data Processing Hosting & Related ServicesLa CrosseWestern
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.Shell Lake and New Richmond3511/6/2017CL01/01/2018Ind Machinery Merch WhlsSt. Croix and WashburnNorthwest and West Central

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
U.S. Paper Converters, Inc.LS

October 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Ryder Integrated Logistics IncGreenville15910/30/2017CL12/31/2017General Freight Trucking Long Distance TLOutagamieBay Area
U.S. Paper Converters, Inc.Appleton5210/23/2017CL12/31/2017All Other Converted Paper Product Mfg.OutagamieBay Area
U.S. Paper Converters, Inc. - Revision 1Appleton5211/15/2017LS12/21/2017All Other Converted Paper Product Mfg.OutagamieBay Area
Molina Healthcare Inc.Milwaukee5310/17/2017WR12/15/2017Managing OfficesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Molina Healthcare Inc. - Revision 1Milwaukee5912/11/2017AW, LS03/01/2018Managing OfficesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Molina Healthcare Inc. - Revision 2Milwaukee7812/12/2017AW03/01/2018Managing OfficesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Spartech PackagingRipon7010/5/2017CL12/04/2017Nonpackaging Plastics Film & Sheet MfgFond du LacFox Valley
WebcraftersWaunakee25810/2/2017CL12/31/2017Books PrintingDaneSouth Central

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Mad Design and MarketingLS

September 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Mad Design and MarketingMadison29/29/2017WR11/01/2017Marketing Consulting ServicesDaneSouth Central
Mad Design and Marketing - Revision 1Madison210/9/2017LS10/01/2017Marketing Consulting ServicesDaneSouth Central
AppvionAppleton619/18/2017CL10/15/2017Paper Bag & Coated & Treated Paper MfgOutagamieBay Area
RyderBeaver Dam1009/14/2017CL12/15/2017Refrigerated Warehousing & StorageDodgeSouth Central
Pioneer Metal Finishing, LLCOshkosh529/13/2017CL11/13/2017Metal Coating & Nonprecious EngravingWinnebagoFox Valley
Mega Mart, LLC. (dba Pick 'n Save)Janesville719/6/2017CL11/04/2017Supermarkets & Other Grocery StoresRockSouthwest
Jackson National Life InsuranceAppleton119/1/2017CL11/01/2017Direct Life Insurance CarriersOutagamieBay Area
Jackson National Life Insurance - Revision 1Appleton3412/18/2017AW, LS02/16/2018Direct Life Insurance CarriersOutagamieBay Area
Jackson National Life Insurance - Revision 2Appleton1151/29/2018AW, LS04/17/2018Direct Life Insurance CarriersOutagamieBay Area
Jackson National Life Insurance - Revision 3Appleton1451/30/2018AW, LS03/16/2018Direct Life Insurance CarriersOutagamieBay Area

No updates for this month


August 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Gordy's Chippewa Foods, Inc.Arcadia, Augusta, Barron, Black River Falls, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Eau Claire, Galesville, Hayward, La Crosse, Ladysmith, Neillsville, Rice Lake, Richland Center, Shell Lake, Spencer, Stanley, Tomah, Whitehall10088/29/2017CL10/28/2017Supermarkets & Other Grocery StoresBarron, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Marathon, Monroe, Richland, Rusk, Sawyer, Trempealeau, WashburnNorth Central, Northwest, Southwest, West Central, Western
Fortis Management Group LLCMilwaukee2258/22/2017CL10/22/2017Managing OfficesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Appleton Coated LLCCombined Locks6208/21/2017CL10/16/2017Paper exc Newsprint MillsOutagamieBay Area
PDQ Food Stores, Inc.Fitchburg, Kenosha, Madison, Middleton, Waukesha3138/7/2017CL10/09/2017Gasoline Stations with Convenience StoresDane, Kenosha, WaukeshaSoutheast, South Central, WOW
Thunder Pallet, Inc.Theresa428/2/2017CL10/02/2017Wood Container & Pallet MfgDodgeSouth Central
Marobo, LLCMayville48/2/2017CL10/02/2017Wood Container & Pallet MfgDodgeSouth Central
Brennan's MarketBrookfield, Madison, Monroe, New Glarus, & Oconomowoc1398/1/2017CL09/30/2017All Other Specialty Food StoresDane, Green, & WaukeshaSouth Central, Southwest, & WOW

No updates for this month


July 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
The Carlson Company, Inc.Madison497/25/2017CL07/25/2017Custom Architectural Woodwork & MillworkDaneSouth Central
Black Bear Bottling Group LLCOak Creek767/19/2017CL09/15/2017Soft Drink MfgMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Sears Auto CenterGreendale87/10/2017CL09/17/2017Automotive Parts & AccessoriesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Sears StoreGreendale887/10/2017CL09/17/2017Department Stores exc DiscountMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Gander MountainDeforest, Franklin, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, Onalaska, Rothschild, Waukesha, West Baraboo3717/3/2017CL08/30/2017Sporting Goods StoresBrown, Dane, Kenosha, La Crosse, Marathon, Milwaukee, Rock, Sauk, WaukeshaBay Area, Milwaukee, North Central, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, Western, WOW

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
The Garvey Group LLCLS

June 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Imperial Laundry Systems LLCRacine1216/23/2017CL08/23/2017Drycleaning & Laundry ServicesRacineSoutheast
KmartLa Crosse686/13/2017CL09/03/2017Discount Department StoresLa CrosseWestern
KmartMedford576/13/2017CL09/03/2017Discount Department StoresTaylorNorthwest
KmartWest Allis1146/13/2017CL09/03/2017Discount Department StoresMilwaukeeMilwaukee
SaintAMilwaukee826/7/2017WR08/15/2017Residential Mental & SubstanceMilwaukeeMilwaukee
ADSEA WisconsinPortage586/5/2017CL08/01/2017Motor Vehicle Merch WhlsColumbiaSouth Central

No updates for this month


May 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Goetz Companies (dba Petro of Portage Travel Center)Portage1045/30/2017CL07/31/2017Gasoline Stations with Convenience StoresColumbiaSouth Central
Zalk Josephs Fabricators, LLCStoughton555/30/2017WR06/22/2017Fabricated Structural Metal MfgDaneSouth Central
Colony Brands, Inc.Madison1035/23/2017CL12/29/2017Mail Order HousesDaneSouth Central
Modern Equipment Company LLCPort Washington595/4/2017CL07/10/2017Other Industrial Machinery MfgOzaukeeWOW

No updates for this month


April 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Babcock and Wilcox UniversalBeloit554/5/2017WR06/03/2017Misc General Purpose Machinery MfgRockSouthwest
VF Outdoor, LLCAppleton3804/4/2017WR06/09/2017Commercial Screen PrintingOutagamieBay Area
Compass Group USA, Inc. dba ChartwellsWhitewater3024/4/2017CL05/31/2017Food Service ContractorsJeffersonSouth Central
Dollar ExpressAppleton, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, St. Francis504/3/2017CL06/30/2017All Other General Merchandise StoresEau Claire, Milwaukee, OutagamieBay Area, Milwaukee, West Central
The Garvey Group, LLCFranklin, Sturtevant, Milwaukee664/3/2017CL06/01/2017Commercial Gravure PrintingMilwaukee, RacineMilwaukee, Southeast
The Garvey Group LLC - Revision 1Franklin, Milwaukee667/21/2017LS07/31/2017Commercial Gravure PrintingMilwaukeeMilwaukee

No updates for this month


March 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Tulip Molded Plastics Corp.Milwaukee1363/31/2017CL07/02/2017All Other Plastics Product MfgMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Alorica, Inc.La Crosse1373/27/2017WR05/26/2017Telemarketing & Other Contact CentersLa CrosseWestern
SP Plus CorporationMilwaukee603/27/2017CL03/31/2017Parking Lots & GaragesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Gannett Consumer Solutions CenterMilwaukee243/14/2017CL05/12/2017Newspaper PublishersMilwaukeeMilwaukee
River SteelWest Salem203/7/2017CL03/31/2017Fabricated Structural Metal MfgLa CrosseWestern

No updates for this month


Febuary 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Spredfast Inc.Madison472/7/2017CL02/07/2017Marketing Consulting ServicesDaneSouth Central
Promotions Unlimited (Roosevelt Capital, LLC)Racine772/6/2017CL01/17/2017Other Nondurable Goods Merch WhlsRacineSoutheast
Gannett Publishing ServicesWausau302/3/2017CL04/02/2017Commercial Gravure PrintingWausauNorth Central

No updates for this month


January 2017

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
River City Distributing Co., Inc.Watertown1071/23/2017CL03/31/2017Beer & Ale Merch WhlsJeffersonSouth Central
McKesson CorporationLa Crosse671/17/2017CL03/31/2017Druggists Goods Merch WhlsLa CrosseWestern

No updates for this month



2017 Affected Worker Totals: 6,593
(Includes New Notices and Updates to Previous Notices)
This information is updated daily at 4:30 pm.

2020 Layoff Notice Information

2019 Layoff Notice Information

2018 Layoff Notice Information

2016 Layoff Notice Information

Layoff notices from previous years may be requested from the Wisconsin Historical Society