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.


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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