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Work Share

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​Helping employers strategize, not downsize

The Work Share program has helped thousands of Oregon businesses avoid layoffs, and retain their skilled workers during a temporary decline in business.   

Check out what Oregon employers are saying about their experience participating in the Work Share program. Download the flier below for a more detailed look at putting Work Share to work for your business.​

Work Share Brochure - English Work Share Brochure - Spanish

“Work share is innovating constantly:
​   • Web Portal

​   • Communication
   • Ease of use, application, weekly claims, inquiries

Communication is great, speedy response. They tell me when claimsare expiring for the month”

-Damian Huitron Camacho, Tree Top

​​“We started using Work Share program in 2015. Over the past 7 yrs the website has greatly improved, it is user friendly, communication is now quite easy. The Work Share employees are friendly, extremely helpful, never rush you and will make sure your questions and concerns are answered.” 

-Bonnie Keplar, Pendleton Wool

​​“In 2019 one of our surgeons couldn’t operate at the hospital. We thought we were going to have to lay off multiple employees but we came across the Oregon Work Share program. It saved our employees losing their jobs! The program is very easy and has gotten even easier through the years. They have improved their process & communication by making it online, which I love. I recommend Oregon Work Share to any company that is having financial hardships!“ 

-Chelsea Brown, Oregon Weight Loss

​​“Marsee Foods has been impressed with this program from the start. We enrolled because of the slowdown caused by the lockdowns. This is a great program should there be slowdowns in your business that don’t necessitate fully laying off people but reducing their hours. It is easy from both the business side and the employee side to administer, we very much appreciate having this as an option.  The Work Share staff is amazing! They are so helpful with the normal weekly claims and with questions that come up. They have gone above and beyond when I have asked for clarifications on things. I can’t say enough to praise the team for all of the hard work they do!” 

-Lisa Keeling, Marsee Baking​​

​​“We have used the Work Share program for several years. We normally have reduced hours during the winter months. We have lost numerous employees in the past due to the often complicated and frustrating process of filing for unemployment. Work Share has allowed us to stabilize our workforce. We understand how important it is to keep employees long term, so we don’t have to continually retrain. Work Share does take some additional administrative work, but it has been well worth it!”

-Greg McLaughlin, McLaughlin Landscaping​



Program Specialists are here for you five days a week, 8 AM - 5 PM,
​Monday through Friday for confidential support.

Use the Contact us Form below to submit your program application, a requested document, or to contact us with questions about your plan or your claim as an employee. 


Phone: (503)-947-1800 - option 4
Toll Free: (800)-436-6191

Oregon Employment Department
PO Box 14518
Salem, OR 97309