Work Share

Helping you strategize instead of downsize.
Your workforce. Your future. Your business.

When times are tough, Work Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs. This newly streamlined program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employers wh​ose work time is reduced due to market downturns or other business stressors. 

To apply, START HERE and move down the list:

Ready to learn more? Check out our program overview video, visit our program page for more information, frequently asked questions, forms​, and more.
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Get in Touch.

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. 

  Contact Us Form ​

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

Oregon Employment Department
PO Box 14518
Salem, OR 97309