Business Downsizing Assistance - WARN

Layoffs and closings

Rapid Response for Dislocated Workers - For workers who have lost their jobs because of a layoff or plant closure, early intervention can play an important role in successful reemployment and can help workers and communities adjust to the changes. 

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. This assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers, their families and the appropriate communities.

The Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services’ Rapid Response Team is trained to react quickly to announcements concerning permanent facility closures or substantial layoff situations throughout the state. 

Rapid Response works closely with the local workforce investment boards and local elected officials to insure that dislocated workers receive program information and services. Rapid Response services are offered at no cost to the business or the participating employees.

Please contact your local career center with questions concerning Rapid Response.

Learn More About Your Rights

Kentucky WARN notices by year Scroll to the bottom of the page in the link provided.

If you still have questions about WARN, please contact:

Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services​
500 Mero Street 
Frankfort, KY 40601 
502-782-3252, phone 
502-564-7459, fax 
Kentucky Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) toll-free 800-648-6057 
Send questions or comments about WARN to Michelle DeJohn at​​