Garvey Group closing locations in Franklin, Milwaukee

Freeman Staff

July 22, 2017

FRANKLIN ó The Garvey Group will cease operations on July 31 at these facilities: 9980 South Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin affecting 39 workers, and 4601 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee affecting 15 workers. The Garvey Group facility at 7900 Durand Avenue, Sturtevant has closed affecting 12 workers. Closures affect approximately 66 workers in total.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and its regional workforce partner, Employ Milwaukee, will continue to offer Rapid Response services to the affected workers.

The DWD Dislocated Worker Program provides transition assistance to workers and companies affected by permanent worker layoffs. The Programís 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 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 stateís Job Centers.

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