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CT Department of Labor’s Shared Work Program Creates Viable Alternative to Workforce Reductions During Coronavirus Outbreak

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Shared Work program may provide a vital tool in keeping workforces intact while achieving much-needed cost savings.

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The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Shared Work program may provide a vital tool in keeping workforces intact while achieving much-needed cost savings.

As businesses continue to adapt to the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) many of them have experienced a slow-down, necessitating the need to consider workforce reductions.

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Shared Work program may provide a vital tool in keeping the workforce intact while achieving much-needed cost savings. Shared work is designed to save jobs and retain skilled workers, and offers a viable alternative to workforce reductions by allowing employers to temporarily reduce employee hours and supplement lost wages with the help of partial unemployment benefits.

For complete information on the CT DOL Shared Work Program and how it may be beneficial to your business, including the Shared Work Employer Fact Sheet, FAQs, the application, applicable regulations and more, you can access the Department of Labor’s Shared Work Employer Information page here.

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