If your company is experiencing a layoff, learn about the programs and resources in Illinois that assist in avoiding and reducing the impact of an upcoming layoff, ​reporting the layoff, and other services.

1/6: Layoff Assistance Table of Contents

See what resources the Business Hub has to offer for Layoff Assistance

  • Rapid Response Reporting and Services
  • WARN Reporting and Services
  • Trade Layoff Reporting and Services
  • Company Layoff Search
  • Illinois Virtual Job Fairs

2/6: Illinois Rapid Response Layoff Reporting and Services

Rapid Response is a federal service strategy which coordinates services with an employer and employee representative(s) to maximize efforts and avert a planned layoff and/or minimize disruption for individuals and communities in dislocation events. Information is included on this page to learn about:

3/6: Illinois WARN Reporting and Services

The Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) requires applicable employers to provide advanced notification of a plant closure or mass layoff. This section provides details on the law and how to comply with it. Visit this page to find:

  • State WARN Definitions.
  • How to Submit a WARN.
  • Illinois WARN Contracts.
  • WARN Downloads.


4/6: Illinois Trade Layoff Reporting and Services

A trade layoff happens due to increased imports or production shifted out of the United States. Visit this page to find:

  • Information on reporting a layoff.
  • Illinois Trade Program and USDOL Contacts.
  • Illinois Trade Downloads.

5/6: Illinois Company Layoff Search

Click on a company specific layoff link below to view information on local events, services, resources available to individuals affected by that layoff, and the Dislocated Worker Survey.

6/6: Illinois Virtual Job Fairs

The Virtual Job Fair (VJF) tools are a new opportunity for Employers to easily advertise their organization and connect with qualified job applicants at no cost.

Employers will be able to setup virtual job booths where interested job seekers can learn more about their organization and available job openings. Employers may also request webinar assistance when hosting their Virtual Job Fair events.