Unemployment

 
Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation. With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Partial Unemployment Insurance benefits are then paid to supplement workers' reduced wages.  
 
How Does It Work?
 
Your employer must apply for the program by sending in a written plan to the Oregon Employment Department. Employees can not apply for Work Share. 
 
The employer must select three or more employees with reduced work hours to participate in a Work Share program. Your employer must state that your work hours and wages will be cut by at least 20%, but no more than 40% per week, and that your normal work week is 40 hours or less.  
 
To qualify, each employee must have worked full-time for six months, or part-time for 12 months just before the employer’s Work Share plan was submitted. Weekly claims are submitted by the employer.

 

UI Special Programs Center

Oregon Employment Department
PO Box 14518
Salem, Or 97309

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Contact

Phone: 503-947-1800
Toll Free: (800) 436-6191
Email: Work Share Program