53 jobs impacted: Daniels Sentry of Whitewater to close grocery store on W. Main Street

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WHITEWATER — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has received notification Daniels Sentry of Whitewater, LLC. will close its grocery store on W. Main Street.

The store is located at 1260 W. Main Street in Whitewater.

According to the Wisconsin Business Closing and Mass Layoff (WARN) notice received by the DWD, the store will close on December 31st, 2015.

The closure will affect 53 workers.

Partner agencies in the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Area will work with the company to provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Dislocated Worker Program provides transition assistance to workers and companies affected by permanent worker layoffs. The Program’s local Rapid Response Teams help companies and worker representatives develop and implement a practical transition plan based on the size of the layoff event. Types of services include:

  • pre-layoff workshops on a variety of topics such as resume writing and interviewing, job search strategies, and budgeting
  • provision of information about programs and resources through written materials and information sessions
  • career and resource fairs.

Workers affected by permanent layoff may also access basic re-employment services at no charge through the state’s Job Centers. Some services, including training assistance, may be an option for some workers after enrolling in one or more of DWD’s workforce development programs. While all companies faced with permanent worker layoffs are encouraged to seek assistance from the local Rapid Response Teams, some companies may be required to give 60 days notice before a mass layoff or closing under federal and/or state law.

More information about advance notice requirements is available at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dislocatedworker/.