Since the beginning of February, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has received WARN notifications regarding the future loss of more than 900 jobs across the state. US Bank plans to layoff 40 workers. Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. will be laying off 100. Armor Correctional Health Services filed a WARN notification on February 6, 2019.
The letter explains that the company will be permanently ending its contract with Milwaukee County to manage the Medical Program at the Milwaukee County Jail and the Milwaukee County House of Corrections. The contract’s termination will result in workers at both facilities being laid off. The company expects to permanently eliminate 25 salary and 75 hourly positions. Additional details can be found here.
Covia recently submitted its own WARN notice. The notice explains that organizational restructuring and a reduction in business operations have brought about the need for layoffs. The company is unsure of the duration of the layoffs and they may be permanent. In total, it is anticipated that 29 hourly positions will be eliminated. The employees were told not to report back to work after February 7, 2019.
However, they will continue to receive wages and benefits owed through April 8, 2019. The full WARN notice from Covia Corporation is accessible here. On February 11, 2019, Milwaukee Health Care doing business as Wellspring of Milwaukee submitted a WARN notice with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The letter explains that the company will be permanently closing its Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility.
The facility is located at 9350 West Fond du Lac Avenue. The closure is the result of catastrophic unforeseeable business circumstances. As a result of the closure, the company expects to permanently lay off 160 employees. Wellspring excepts to start eliminating positions as soon as residents are relocated to other facilities.
The facility will close after the final resident is safely transferred to another licensed facility. The full WARN notice can be found here.
Finally, ShopKo Stores Operating Co. submitted several WARN notifications with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The following stores are expected to close permanently.
- 230 North Wisconsin Street De Pere, Wisconsin
- 701 South Church Street Watertown, Wisconsin
- 2761 Prairie Avenue Beloit, Wisconsin
- 4801 Washington Avenue Racine, Wisconsin
- 800 East Maes Avenue Kimberly, Wisconsin
- 5300 52nd Street Kenosha, Wisconsin
- 2101 West Broadway Monona, Wisconsin
- 2741 Roosevelt Road Marinette, Wisconsin
- 518 South Taylor Drive Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- 1450 East Geneva Street Delavan, Wisconsin
- 2200 Lincoln Street Rhinelander, Wisconsin
ShopKo does not have a job bumping system. Therefore, employees will not be able to displace more junior employees. In total, the store closings will result in 578 workers being laid off. The full WARN notice is available here.