If your business is reopening, but with limited staffing or reduced hours the Shared Work Program may be a great solution to retaining staff.

The Shared Work Program through the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) allows employers to keep trained employees and avoid layoffs by allowing staff members to receive partial Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while working reduced hours.

For local assistance with the Shared Work Program contact Tompkins Workforce NY at (607) 272-7570.