Get Assistance Concerning a Layoff or Closure for Employers

Explore options and resources available to employers anticipating a business closure or mass layoff, as well as to those trying to avoid a layoff situation. Many quality services are available at no charge from the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and the local workforce development system.

The Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted by the United States Congress and became effective on February 4, 1989.   WARN offers protection to workers, their families, and 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 their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State designated unit (GDOL in Georgia); and to the appropriate unit of local government.  

Download this pdf file. Georgia’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Guide
Access this guide for additional information about WARN requirements. 

Submit a Layoff/Closing Notification (WARN Portal)
Businesses can submit their layoff information and WARN notification to the GDOL who is designated as the state dislocated worker unit. 

Business Layoff/Closure Listing
Find information reported to the GDOL through WARN and other sources.  This list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace a business’s responsibility to WARN legislative requirements.  This list is updated twice monthly and may not represent all layoffs occurring in the state.

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