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- WARN Advisor

Temporary Project or Facility

A temporary project or facility is a project or facility of limited duration at the end of which the employee's relationship with the employer ends. The employer must clearly make the worker aware that he/she has been hired on a temporary basis for the duration of the project or facility. This kind of employment arrangement is common in the construction and other similar industries. An employer which hires workers to work on temporary projects or facilities may also have permanent employees whose jobs do not end when the project ends or the facility closes. If at the end of a project or the closing of a facility, an employer lays off enough of these permanent workers to trigger WARN, the employer must give these permanent workers notice. The employer is not required to give notice to its temporary workers.