The WARN Act requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar
days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs .
An employer’s notice assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers,
their families, and the appropriate communities through the State Rapid
Response Dislocated Worker Unit
. The advance notice allows workers and
their families transition time to seek alternative jobs or enter skills training
Upon receipt of a WARN notice, the State Rapid Response Dislocated Worker Unit
coordinates with the employer to provide on-site information to the workers and
employers about employment and retraining services that are designed to help
participants find new jobs.
These services may include:
EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE WARN NOTIFICATION
- Labor market information (occupational information and economic trends)
- Job search and placement assistance
- On-the-job training
- Classroom training
- Entrepreneurial training
- Referral to basic and remedial education
A WARN notice is required when a business with 100 or more full-time workers
(not counting workers who have less than six months on the job and workers who
work fewer than 20 hours per week) is laying off at least 50 people at a
single site of employment
or employs 100 or more workers who
work at least a combined 4,000 hours per week, and is a private for-profit
business, private non-profit organization, or quasi-public entity separately
organized from regular government.
For more information on WARN, go to 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 639
The date the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD)
receives a WARN notice (WARN #) determines the order in which the
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