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2018 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 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
PrinscoAppleton3312/5/2018CL02/04/2019Plastics Pipe & Pipe Fitting MfgOutagamieBay Area

No updates for this month


November 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
GE Global OperationsWauwatosa6311/26/2018WR01/12/2019Electromedical Apparatus MfgMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Kmart CorporationCudahy7511/13/2018CL01/31/2019Department StoresMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Intercontinental MilwaukeeMilwaukee11511/9/2018CL01/08/2019Hotels & Motels exc Casino HotelsMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Beechworth WindowsLadysmith8011/8/2018CL01/07/2019All Other Plastics Product MfgRuskNorthwest

No updates for this month


October 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Target CorporationGreenfield13810/30/2018CL02/02/2019Department StoresMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Sunlite Plastics, Inc.Germantown5810/29/2018WR10/29/2018Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape MfgWashingtonWOW
Milwaukee Athletic ClubMilwaukee9710/25/2018CL12/27/2018Civic & Social OrganizationsMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Bimbo Bakeries USAMadison15910/23/2018CL01/02/2019Commercial BakeriesDaneSouth Central
Black Horse Carriers, Inc.Kenosha10710/19/2018CL01/22/2019General Freight Trucking Long Distance TLKenoshaSoutheast
Home Owners Bargain OutletMilwaukee, West Allis10410/17/2018CL12/20/2018Home CentersMilwaukeeEmploy Milwaukee, Inc.
Southwire/Coleman CablePleasant Prairie6510/5/2018CL12/04/2018Whls Trade Agents & BrokersKenoshaSoutheast
Hi-CrushWhitehall3710/2/2018WR09/28/2018Description: Ind Sand MiningTrempealeauWestern

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Mayline (DBA Safco Products Co.)LS

September 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Silgan ContainersPlover309/20/2018WR11/24/2018Metal Can MfgPortageNorth Central
Marshfield Clinic Health SystemMarshfield259/17/2018WR08/16/2018HMO – Medical CentersWoodNorth Central
Midwest Senior LivingThiensville309/1/2018CL11/01/2018Assisted Living Facilities for the ElderlyOzaukeeWOW

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Mayline (DBA Safco Products Co.)LS

August 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
P.F. Chang'sMiddleton368/31/2018CL09/01/2018Full-service restaurantsDaneSouth Central
ACCO Brands USA, LLCPleasant Prairie548/28/2018CL10/26/2018Office Supplies Merch WhlsKenoshaSoutheast
Com-Tec Security, LLCGreenville238/9/2018CL07/31/2018Computer Systems Design ServicesOutagamieBay Area
OneTouchPointGreen Bay308/8/2018WR08/01/2018Commercial Gravure PrintingBrownBay Area
Best BuyGrafton688/8/2018CL11/03/2018Electronics StoresOzaukeeWOW
Midwest Senior LivingAppleton548/6/2018CL10/01/2018Managing OfficesOutagamieBay Area
West CorporationMiddleton1128/2/2018WR08/31/2018Telemarketing & Other Contact CentersDaneSouth Central
West CorporationGreen Bay368/2/2018WR08/31/2018Telemarketing & Other Contact CentersBrownBay Area

No updates for this month


July 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Schuman CheeseFall Creek517/16/2018WR07/12/2018Cheese MfgEau ClaireWest Central
The Fresh Market, Inc.Brookfield, Fox Point1027/10/2018CL08/03/2018Supermarkets and Other Grocery StoresMilwaukee, WaukeshaMilwaukee, WOW
Mayline (DBA Safco Products Co.)Sheboygan1277/2/2018CL09/04/2018Office Furn exc Wood MfgSheboyganBay Area
Mayline (DBA Safco Products Co.) - Revision 1Sheboygan1279/4/2018LS11/02/2018Office Furn exc Wood MfgSheboyganBay Area
Mayline (DBA Safco Products Co.) - Revision 2Sheboygan12710/1/2018LS09/04/2018Office Furn exc Wood MfgSheboyganBay Area

No updates for this month


June 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
GE EnergyWaukesha2366/29/2018CL08/31/2018Other Engine Equip MfgWaukeshaWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington
Cooper Power SystemsWaukesha526/29/2018WR09/07/2018Elect Power & Specialty Transformer MfgWaukeshaWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington
Ariens CompanyJanesville1416/19/2018CL08/20/2018Lawn & Garden Equip MfgRockSouthwest
Roche Nimblegen, Inc.Madison796/19/2018CL12/31/2018Research & Dvlp in Biotech (except Nanobio)DaneSouth Central
Daniels of Janesville, LLCJanesville496/19/2018CL08/15/2018Supermarkets & Other Grocery StoresRockSouthwest
DHL Supply ChainMequon596/18/2018CL08/10/2018General Freight Trucking Long Distance TLOzaukeeWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington
Piggly Wiggly #24Menasha696/18/2018CL08/18/2018Supermarkets and Other Grocery StoresWinnebagoFox Valley
Wells FargoMenomonee Falls466/7/2018CL10/01/2018Portfolio ManagementWaukeshaWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Gannett Publishing ServicesLS
First Citizens BankAW

May 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
BMO Harris Bradley CenterMilwaukee6515/24/2018CL08/10/2018Other Spectator SportsMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Western Industries, Inc.Watertown855/18/2018CL07/16/2018Major Household Appliance ManufacturingJeffersonSouth Central
M.G. Design Associates CorporationPleasant Prairie465/15/2018CL05/09/2018Marketing Consulting ServicesKenoshaSoutheast
Degen-Berglund IncLa Crosse305/9/2018WR07/08/2018Home Health Equipment RentalLa CrosseWestern
ConcentrixMilwaukee775/8/2018WR07/06/2018Marketing Consulting ServicesMilwaukeeMilwaukee

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
First Citizens BankAW
Gannett Publishing ServicesLS
Interim Healthcare of WisconsinLS
Toys "R" Us, Inc.LS

April 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
American GirlWilmot1854/19/2018CL06/22/2018Doll and Stuffed Toy MfgKenoshaSoutheast
First Citizens BankBrown Deer and Glendale1004/9/2018WR06/08/2018Commercial BankingMilwaukeeMilwaukee
First Citizens Bank - Revision 1Brown Deer and Glendale1005/2/2018AW06/08/2018Commercial BankingMilwaukeeMilwaukee
First Citizens Bank - Revision 2Brown Deer and Glendale1116/8/2018AW06/08/2018Commercial BankingMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Bon Ton Stores (Younkers, Boston Store, BonTon)Brookfield, Eau Claire, Glendale, Greendale, Janesville, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Racine, Wauwatosa22554/6/2018CL06/05/2018Department Stores Managing OfficesBrown, Dane, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Waukesha, WoodBay Area, Milwaukee, North Central, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Central, WOW
Sitel GroupUnknown14/2/2018WR03/30/2018All Other Business Support ServicesUnknownUnknown

No updates for this month


March 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
JC PennyWauwatosa5203/28/2018CL06/02/2018Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order HousesMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Hubbell Lighting, Inc.Hudson543/26/2018CL05/25/2018Elect Equip & Wiring Merch WhlsSt. CroixWest Central
Syverson Lutheran HomeEau Claire803/26/2018CL03/26/2018Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing)Eau ClaireWest Central
Toys "R" Us, Inc.Appleton, Brookfield, Green Bay, Madison, Onalaska, Milwaukee, Racine, and Janesville3263/15/2018CL05/14/2018Hobby Toy & Game StoresBrown, Dane, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Racine, Rock, and WaukeshaBay Area, Milwaukee, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, Western, and WOW
Toys "R" Us, Inc. - Revision 1Appleton, Brookfield, Green Bay, Madison, Onalaska, Milwaukee, Racine, and Janesville3265/30/2018LS06/16/2018Hobby Toy & Game StoresBrown, Dane, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Racine, Rock, and WaukeshaBay Area, Milwaukee, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, Western, and WOW
ALKAR-RapidPak, Inc.Lodi303/8/2018WR03/08/2018Food Product Machinery MfgColumbiaSouth Central
Foremost Farms USARothschild1103/5/2018CL05/07/2018Dry Condensed & Evaporated Dairy ProductsMarathonNorth Central
Care and Rehab - DallasDallas493/5/2018CL05/01/2018Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing)BarronWest Central

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
Gannett Publishing ServicesLS
Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.LS

Febuary 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
Cordstrap USA, Inc.Sturtevant362/26/2018WR05/01/2018Rope Cordage & Twine MillsRacineSoutheast
Uniek, Inc.Waunakee582/23/2018WR04/30/2018All Other Plastics Product MfgDaneSouth Central
Gannett Publishing ServicesAppleton1372/13/2018CL05/01/2018Commercial Gravure PrintingOutagamieBay Area
Gannett Publishing Services - Revision 1Appleton1373/23/2018LS05/01/2018Commercial Gravure PrintingOutagamieBay Area
Gannett Publishing Services - Revision 2Appleton1375/18/2018LS05/01/2018Commercial Gravure PrintingOutagamieBay Area
Gannett Publishing Services - Revision 3Appleton1376/8/2018LS05/01/2018Commercial Gravure PrintingOutagamieBay Area
Mike Flint Enterprises, Inc. (dba Interim Healthcare of Wisconsin; dba Mallatt's Homecare Pharmacy)Madison and Menomonee Falls1682/7/2018CL04/01/2018Temporary Help Services, Other Direct Selling EstabDane and WaukeshaSouth Central and WOW
Interim Healthcare of Wisconsin - Revision 1Madison985/29/2018LS08/01/2018Temporary Help ServicesDaneSouth Central
Compass GroupHudson32/1/2018CL04/01/2018Janitorial ServicesSt. CroixWest Central

No updates for this month


January 2018

New Notices

CompanyCityAffected WorkersNotice ReceivedNotice TypeLayoff Begin DateNAICS DescriptionCountyWorkforce Development Area
YounkersAppleton751/31/2018CL04/01/2018Department Stores exc DiscountOutagamieBay Area
YounkersWausau631/31/2018CL04/01/2018Department Stores exc DiscountMarathonNorth Central
Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.Fond du Lac1201/30/2018CL03/31/2018Cheese MfgFond du LacFox Valley
Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. - Revision 1Fond du Lac1203/30/2018LS03/31/2018Cheese MfgFond du LacFox Valley
ACCO BrandsPleasant Prairie261/22/2018CL03/23/2018Stationery Product MfgKenoshaSoutheast
Sam's ClubMadison1291/16/2018CL03/16/2018Warehouse Clubs and SupercentersDaneSouth Central
Lake Country Foods, Inc.Oconomowoc911/12/2018CL03/16/2018Dry Condensed & Evaporated Dairy ProductsWaukeshaWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington
Sam's ClubWest Allis1651/11/2018CL03/16/2018Warehouse Clubs and SupercentersMilwaukeeMilwaukee
Sears HoldingsBrookfield591/10/2018WR03/18/2018Department StoresWaukeshaWaukesha-Ozaukee-Washington
Sears HoldingsGreen Bay431/10/2018WR04/08/2018Department StoresBrownBay Area

Updates to Previously Filed Notices

CompanyReason for Update
F + W MediaRN
Jackson National Life InsuranceAW, LS
Jackson National Life InsuranceAW, LS


2018 Affected Worker Totals: 8,426
(Includes New Notices and Updates to Previous Notices)
This information is updated daily at 4:30 pm.

2020 Layoff Notice Information

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