Woman Shares Database Showing Companies Planning Layoffs

Woman Shares Database Showing Companies Planning Layoffs


Phil West


Posted on Jan 21, 2023   Updated on Jan 21, 2023, 4:36 pm CST

Recession nervousness and layoff nervousness are actual in 2023, and a TikToker has taken to the platform to point out that corporations would possibly point out on-line after they’re about to do layoffs.

The video comes from Seattle-based creator Emma, who generated greater than 589,000 views as of Saturday for her details about the Department of Labor’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act — and the way you should use it to inform if your organization’s about to put folks off.

“So, we’re undoubtedly about to enter a recession,” Emma begins within the clip. “And in case you are nervous about getting laid off and you’re employed for a giant employer, I simply wish to let you understand {that a} WARN discover is one thing that exists in each state and you’ll look it up by state by way of the Department of Labor should you simply Google it.”

Keying off the inexperienced display picture behind her, she explains, “Large employers need to file a WARN discover after they’re going to do a giant layoff. So, like we will see that on January 18, Microsoft filed a WARN discover that in Redmond, Bellevue, and Issaquah, Washington, they’re going to start out laying folks off beginning March 20. And it’s going to be 878 employees.”

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The creator then advises, “So simply thought I’d put that on the market such as you would possibly wish to search for should you is likely to be getting laid off,” earlier than concluding that “capitalism sucks.”

She interacted with commenters since posting the video to subject questions and provides extra insights in regards to the WARN Act, together with making a separate video for folks in Illinois who might need bother reaching the web page displaying pending layoffs.

One commenter identified, “Just know they solely need to do a WARN discover for greater than 50 staff however excellent tip!”

Another individual contended, “Part of the WARN course of includes informing the affected group forward of time. Most if not all the data present in these websites was already shared.”

Emma replied within the feedback, “Totally, however my understanding is that some employers are fairly shitty about informing; for instance, a flier within the break room nobody sees.”

Another identified, “One main notice, the opposite choice as a substitute of a WARN is offering compensation for those who had been laid off.”

Emma agreed with that time, including, “Yes! My understanding is the best way round it’s paying employees out for 60 days together with advantages.”

While some appeared on the finer factors of the legislation with the creators, others got here in to share their recent layoff or to marvel on the listing and fear in regards to the financial downturn.

“Looking at that web site makes me sick, dude,” a commenter stated, referring to the listing on the inexperienced display within the video.

“It’s so shitty,” Emma noticed. “Seeing all these actual individuals are going to be in that place.”

The Daily Dot has reached out Emma by way of touch upon the TikTok video.


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*First Published: Jan 21, 2023, 4:35 pm CST

Phil West

Phil West is a veteran skilled author and editor, and the writer of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ each from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most just lately in The Striker, the place he serves as managing editor, MLSSoccer.com, Next City, and Texas Highways. Based in Austin, he’s additionally a lecturer within the Writing Program on the University of Texas at San Antonio.