Employers FAQs

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What is the Shared Work Program?

The Shared Work Program from the Kansas Department of Labor provides employers with an alternative to layoffs. The Shared Work Program is designed to help both employers and employees. 

Shared Work can help employers:

  • avoid layoffs. 
  • keep valued employees. 
  • recover fast when business improves. 
  • adjust as business changes. 

Shared Work can help employees:

  • keep their current job. 
  • avoid a financial crisis. 
  • keep benefits such as health insurance. 

Under the program, employers reduce the total number of hours that employees work. Employees can then receive partial unemployment benefits for the number of hours their workweek was reduced.