Shared Work Program
An employer who has not less than 10 employees may apply to the division for approval to provide a shared work program, the purpose of a shared work program is to stabilize an employer’s workforce during a period of economic disruption by permitting the sharing of the work remaining after a reduction in total hours of work. Under a division-approved shared work program, workers who have their hours of work reduced may receive “short-time” unemployment benefits for the lost hours of work, while continuing to work at reduced hours with a continuation of their health insurance, pension coverage, and other benefits.
Advantages for the employer
- Helps employers continue to provide quality services by retaining skilled workers.
- Skilled, trained work teams can remain intact as business improves.
- Avoids the time and expense of hiring and training new employees.
- Helps maintain employee morale.
- For some employers, the UI tax rate may be lower than if employees were totally unemployed.
Advantages for the workers
- Workers keep their jobs and continue to earn wages.
- Workers retain their health insurance and retirement benefits.
- Reduction in pay is partially offset by Unemployment Insurance.
- Employees maintain job skills
For additional information regarding the Shared Work Program contact the Division of Employer Accounts at (609) 633-6400 ext. 3347, or email@example.com.Shared Work Application
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