Alerting Big Local News members of new WARN Act notices
Federal law requires the disclosure of many mass layoffs months in advance. But with no centralized database of notices, journalists struggle to keep up.
Big Local News’ open-source software solves the problem by consolidating the latest data from dozens of fragmented government websites each day. Members of its Industrial Affiliates program receive automated alerts when new notices arrive.
To learn more and explore becoming a member, contact the program’s administrator, Cheryl Phillips, at [email protected].
WARN Act GitHub Flow
Automating a WARN Act notice ETL pipeline
WARN Act Scraper
Download notices of mass layoffs from state government sites
WARN Act Transformer
Consolidate, enrich and republish scraped data
Big Local News contributors
|2022-06-20||Cedar Rapids Gazette||Transamerica to cut 40 more jobs in Cedar Rapids|
|2022-05-16||Florida Alligator||UF to hire new food provider|
|2022-05-04||Cedar Rapids Gazette||Toyota Financial Services to cut 322 more jobs|
|2022-04-18||Tampa Bay Times||Eckerd Connects to lay off 176 as Hillsborough foster care winds down|
|2022-04-13||Chicago Tribune||PepsiCo closing Barrington research facility, laying off 78 employees and transferring more than 130 others|
|2022-04-08||Sioux City Journal||Rembrandt is laying off 135 workers at Buena Vista County egg-laying facility|
|2022-03-16||Cedar Rapids Gazette||61 more employees being let go from Duane Arnold nuclear plant|