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Submit a WARN

Rapid Response services by the MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) starts upon notification to either the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or MDCS Rapid Response team about the impending layoffs.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to notify MassHire Rapid Response, local government officials, and employees at least 60 days prior to the mass layoff or plant closing.

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The Details   of Submit a WARN

How to submit   Submit a WARN

If you are ready to submit your WARN notice, email warnnotice@mass.gov and attach your notice.

Your notice should contain:

  • The name and address where the mass layoff or plant closing is to occur, along with the name and telephone number of a company contact person who can provide additional information
  • An explanation of whether the employment loss will be temporary or permanent, and whether the entire plant is being closed
  • The expected date of the first job losses, along with a schedule of any further employment reductions
  • The job titles of positions that will be affected and the number of affected employees in each job category
  • A statement of bumping rights, if any exist
  • The name of each union/employee representative and the name and address of the chief elected officer of each union

The WARN regulations also allow employers to provide alternative notice to the MassHire Rapid Response Team and the chief local elected official. However, more detailed information may need to be provided upon request. The alternative form must be a written notice that provides the following information:

  • The name and address of the employment site where the plant closing or mass layoff will occur
  • The name and telephone number of a company official to contact for further information
  • The expected date of separation
  • The number of affected employees

More info   for Submit a WARN

Contact   for Submit a WARN

Statewide Office
Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114
Ken Messina - Business Services/Rapid Response Director Email MassHire Rapid Response - Contact Information at ken.messina@mass.gov

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