Small Business & Entrepreneur Education Series -- Work Share Oregon
The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sherwood welcome residents from all over the region to join us in a virtual educational series for entrepreneurs and existing and start-up small businesses. There is no cost to attend but registration is required to receive the virtual link.
May 20th Session: Work Share Oregon -- What is it and how can a business qualify?
Work Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs.
Many businesses experience cyclical slowdowns and are forced to make tough staffing decisions that can include layoffs. When employees experience a reduction in hours, they are often encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, it can take a substantial reduction in hours for someone to be eligible to receive benefits while still working. That’s where Work Share comes in.
For more than 35 years, Oregon Work Share has been helping businesses avoid wide scale layoffs while retaining talent during a temporary decline in business. The Work Share program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance to temporarily supplement a portion of staff’s lost wages when their hours are reduced.
Adam Grieve, MA, Employer Outreach Coordinator Desk: 503.570.5559 Email: email@example.com