If your business is facing a reduction in available work, the Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program is an alternative to layoffs. It allows you to divide available work among a specified group of affected employees instead of a layoff. These employees receive a portion of their unemployment benefits while working reduced hours.
- Businesses are able to avoid layoffs and retain current employees despite reduced work.
To participate, an employer must complete an application for the affected unit within the company, and submit it to the Division of Employment Security (DES) for approval.
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