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Thousands laid off at 38 PA companies in first half of 2017


In the first six months, more than 30 companies in Pennsylvania have announced major layoffs through the WARN (the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act. WARN notices were issued in the midstate in the Harrisburg, Lewisberry, Middletown, Carlisle, York, Lancaster and Mechanicsburg areas. The list below also includes WARN notices that were issued throughout Pennsylvania.

The WARN Act is federal legislation that offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of a covered-business closing and covered-business mass layoff. Enforcement of the WARN Act falls under U.S. Department of Labor jurisdiction, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry website.

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PA Workforce Development Association