Many businesses experience cyclical slowdowns and are often forced to make tough staffing decisions, including layoffs. When employees experience a reduction in hours, they are often encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, it can take a substantial reduction in hours for someone to be eligible to receive benefits while still working. That’s where Work Share comes in.
For more than 35 years, Oregon Work Share has been helping businesses avoid wide-scale layoffs while retaining talent during a temporary decline in business. The Work Share program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance and temporarily supplement a portion of employees’ lost wages when their hours are reduced.
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