DWD announces layoffs in Milwaukee

Freeman Staff

Oct. 1, 2014

MADISON - The state Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday announced two mass layoff warnings had been filed in Milwaukee. Employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide 60 days notice of mass layoffs or closings.

Sears Holding Corporation notified the state on Sept. 17 it would be closing its Product Rebuild Center at 5900 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee because of “a change in business circumstances.” The permanent layoff is expected to impact 67 employees with terminations occurring by Dec. 7.

Shelter Mortgage Company, LLC notified the state Tuesday it anticipates laying off 63 employees from its office at 4000 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee. No reason was given in the company’s letter to the state.

The layoffs are expected to begin by Nov. 30 and take place over 90 days.