Business Closure and Layoffs

Employment Transition Team (ETT)

Managing staffing reductions and layoffs can be a grueling experience. The decision to lay off employees is one no employer wants to make.  However, when layoffs do occur, it's good to know you have a support team ready to meet with affected workers and offer assistance.  We know it’s important that you maintain productivity during the transition and we can help.  Let us guide you through the process of meeting your legal obligations as an employer, while helping your employees find new career and training opportunities. 

The Employment Transition Team (ETT) is available at no cost to businesses and affected workers.  As part of the ETT, a Regional Workforce Coordinator and local workforce system staff are available to provide guidance to you and reemployment services for your affected employees.  

ETT staff can provide information services, including:

  • Conducting employee assistance meetings
  • Providing Trade Act and other training program information
  • Presenting Unemployment Insurance information
  • Connecting employees with current job openings
  • Assisting with employer layoff obligations

Please Note: If your business is experiencing an employee layoff or worksite closure, know your legal requirements under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Refer to the Related Resources section of this page for additional information. 

Questions? 

For details about ETT, please contact:

ETT Coordinator
Department of Economic Development
Division of Workforce Development
PO Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102
1-800-877-8698

For details about ETT assistance, refer to the Related Resources section of this page to locate a Regional Workforce Coordinator or Missouri Job Center who can help during your transition.