The Work-Share Program allows employers to keep their employees working, but with reduced hours. The employer looks at how many hours he or she can keep paying employees instead of laying them off. The employees then share those hours. The employer can sign up for the whole business or for a unit in the business to be in the Work-Share Program.
Your employer must apply for the Work-Share Program. We look at the application and decide whether the employer meets the requirements. If the employer does, you can be part of the program. If you are in the Work-Share Program, you can collect part of your unemployment benefits while you work fewer hours. We pay your benefits to make up for the percentage of hours you are not working.
Find out if your employer can be part of the Work-Share Program. Ask your employer.
To be part of the Work-Share Program and collect unemployment benefits:
NOTE: If you are in a Work-Share Program, you do not have to look for other work.