If you're considering a layoff or business closing, contact us first at 866-213-1422. We may be able to help you avoid layoffs, depending upon your situation.
Connect with your Rapid Response Team
If layoffs need to take place, we can help guide you through what will be a difficult process for your company and a challenging time for your employees. We may also be able to come to your workplace to provide information about services for eligible employees.
We can help you comply with federal regulations that apply to mass layoffs. Federal law requires employers with at least 100 employees to notify us at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at least 60 days prior to a mass layoff or plant closing.
Rapid Response Series for Businesses
In December 2023 and January 2024, DEED’s State Rapid Response Team in collaboration with CareerForce will offer a two-part webinar series.
Part 1 on December 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will address resources for Minnesota businesses around layoff aversion techniques. Do you want to avoid a layoff? Learn how DEED’s State Rapid Response Team supports businesses by sharing some techniques that work to avert potential layoffs. Register for Part 1 to receive the Teams Meeting link
Part 2 is on January 11 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Will your business need to conduct a layoff or would you like to add to your knowledge base of how layoffs are supported? Learn how DEED’s State Rapid Response Team supports businesses and employees in the event of a layoff. Register for Part 2 to receive the Teams Meeting link