Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

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).  The WARN Act provides protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide a 60-calendar day notice in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. Employers are encouraged to give workers notice even when WARN does not require it and to work with state and local agencies to help their workers get the transition services they need. 

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) maintains annual reports of WARN notices received from businesses around the state.  These WARN reports listed below by program year (July-June) include summary detail on the affected employers and their layoffs or plant closures.

Please Note:  Information is subject to change at any time as layoffs/closures may have several phases to them.   

WARN may be e-mailed to, or mailed to the address below.


For details about WARN, please contact:

WARN Coordinator
Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
Office of Workforce Development
PO Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102

For information about WARN Act requirements, refer to the Related Resources section of this page.