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Layoffs & Business Closings

If your business is facing a layoff or business closure, Workforce Solutions can help your business and employees transition smoothly into the future.

Our team will visit your organization at your convenience and provide the following outplacement services at no cost to you:

Laid-Off Worker Orientation
Unemployment Insurance Overview
Resume Writing
Interviewing Skills
Financial Management
Stress Management
Customized Job Fair
What You Can Expect As An Employer:

We understand how difficult layoffs and closings can be for employers, and you can expect the following from our staff throughout the entire process:

  • Confidentiality concerning business decisions
  • Better worker morale and productivity during your company’s transition period
  • No red tape
  • On-site assistance
  • Coordination with the outplacement services you have already set in place
  • Services designed according to your company’s and employees’ needs
What Your Workers Can Expect:
Your workers will receive information about all state and federal services available to help them find a new job, as well as:

  • Professional help with their job search, which includes interview classes and resume preparation
  • Financial planning and stress management workshops on-site
  • Information about training opportunities
  • Use of computers, telephones, and fax machines for their job search
  • Customized job fairs
  • Services provided at no cost to you or them
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

WARN is an advanced guide for large business closings and massive layoffs. WARN offers protection to workers, their families, and their communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or representatives (e.g., a labor union), to the State Dislocated Worker Unit, and to the appropriate unit of local government.

In general, employers are covered by WARN if they have 100 or more employees, not counting employees who have worked less than 6 months in the last 12 months and not counting employees who work an average of less than 20 hours per week. Private, for-profit employers and private, non-profit employers are covered, as are public and quasi-public entities.

Contact Us: Jose Palacios | Manager of Business & Industry Initiatives | 254.296.5383 |

Contact Us: Business Solutions Team | 254.296.5201 |

Offices & Centers Closed | Workshops & Orientations Canceled

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Our workforce centers and administrative offices are closed Thursday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather. All events, including virtual workshops, orientations, tax preparation and other in-person appointments, have been canceled. If you have questions, please email us at, and our staff will respond as soon as possible.