Publication Date

2-20-2004

Abstract

In February 2004, S. 2090 (the Jobs for America Act) was introduced to amend the provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) about giving advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closings in order to assist employees who lose their jobs as a result of offshore outsourcing (also referred t4, as offshoring) and to obtain statistics on job losses that result from U .S. companies sending work formerly performed by employees located in the United States to companies located in other countries . A few years earlier, the job losses associated with the September 2001 terrorist attacks and with the recession that ended in November 2001 combined to renew interest in the only piece of federal legislation - the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act -designed specifically for those who become unemployed as part of mass layoffs and plant closings.

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Suggested Citation
Levine, L. (2004). The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

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