Managing staffing reductions and layoffs can be a grueling experience. The decision to lay off employees is one no employer wants to make. However, when layoffs do occur, it’s good to know you have a support team ready to meet with affected workers and offer assistance. We know it’s important that you maintain productivity during the transition and we can help. Let us guide you through the process of meeting your legal obligations as an employer, while helping your employees find new career and training opportunities.
The Employment Transition Team (ETT) is available at no cost to businesses and affected workers. As part of the ETT, a Regional Workforce Coordinator and local workforce system staff are available to provide guidance to you and reemployment services for your affected employees.
- Conducting employee assistance meetings
- Providing Trade Act and other training program information
- Presenting Unemployment Insurance information
- Connecting employees with current job openings
- Assisting with employer layoff obligations
WARN Act Provisions
If your business is experiencing an employee layoff or worksite closure, know your legal requirements under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN Act). The WARN Act provides protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide a 60-calendar day notice in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. Employers are encouraged to give workers notice even when WARN does not require it and to work with state and local agencies to help their workers get the transition services they need.
The Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD) maintains annual reports of WARN notices received from businesses around the state. These WARN reports listed below by program year (July-June) include summary detail on the affected employers and their layoffs or plant closures. Please Note: Information is subject to change at any time as layoffs/closures may have several phases to them.
For details about WARN, please contact:
Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
Office of Workforce Development
PO Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102