Work Share

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Working Together to Support Employment
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In 1983, Work Share was created in Oregon in an effort for businesses to avoid layoffs, retain talent during a temporary decline in business, and continually provide reduced wages plus unemployment benefits to subsidize for the reduction in wages. Currently, there are over 1,700 active employers utilizing the Work Share in Oregon to avoid wide scale layoffs. 
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  • Three or more employees to participate
  • Six months fulltime or 12 months part time
  • Labor hours and wages​ are reduced 20-40%
  • Employees must be fully available to work




​For more information about the Work Share program, please call 503-947-1800.

To apply, START HERE and move down the list:


Initial Claim Form
Weekly Certification Form  ​​
File Your Initial Claim
File Weekly Claims
Ready to learn more? Check out our program overview video, visit our program page for more information, frequently asked questions, background, and more.
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