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WARN List Disclosure Statement
The following is a listing of plant closings or employee layoffs (dislocation events) which have come to the attention of the Alabama State Dislocated Worker Unit since July 18, 1998. The listing includes only those dislocation events where notifications were submitted to the State Dislocated Worker Unit pursuant to requirements of the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act (designated by asterisk*) and/or where Rapid Response Team services were made available as provided for under Title III (Dislocated Workers) of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) through June 30, 2000 and thereafter under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which became effective July 1, 2001.
This listing does NOT represent a complete listing of plant closings and/or employee layoffs having occurred in Alabama during this period.
"Closing or Layoff" represents the action reported by the employer. Closing may represent the complete shutdown of an entire employment site or of one of more facilities or operating units within an employment site.
"Planned Starting Date" is the date worker separations were expected to begin as originally reported by the affected employer. This date may have subsequently been postponed, or canceled and does not necessarily represent the date when all workers were affected or when a plant closing occurred.
"Planned # of Affected Employees" represents the number of workers "affected" as originally reported by the employer and does not necessarily represent the number of workers who became or will become unemployed as a result of the dislocation event. Affected employees may subsequently have been retained by the reporting employer either as a result of postponement, cancellation or employment site transfer. Affected employees may also have been retained by an employer who may have taken over the operations of the reporting employer or may have been re-employed elsewhere never having experienced any period of unemployment.
The asterisk (*) indicates that the company issued an official WARN Act notification to the Alabama State Dislocated Unit.
Note: Specific requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act may be found in the Act itself, Public Law 100-379 (29 U.S.C. 210l, et seq.) The Department of Labor published final regulations on April 20, 1989 in the Federal Register (Vol. 54, No. 75). The regulations appear at 20 CFR Part 639. In Alabama, WARN notifications should be submitted to the State Dislocated Worker Unit, as designated by the Governor, to the following:
State Dislocated Worker Unit
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Workforce Development Division
401 Adams Avenue - P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690
Telephone: 334-242-5415 or toll free at 1-800-562-4916
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Workforce Development Division has no enforcement responsibility under the WARN Act, and therefore cannot provide legal advice or interpretation as to the applicability of the WARN Act to a specific dislocation event (plant closing/mass layoff).