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Labor and Economic Opportunity

How exactly does the program work?

Weekly benefits amounts vary depending on past employment history.  If a worker establishes weekly benefit amount, for example, of $360, under the Work Share program, a worker whose hours were reduced by 10 percent would receive a Work Share benefit payment of $36 ($360 x 10%) in addition to their wages. Currently employees receiving Work Share benefits are also eligible to receive the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) of $600.00 per week through July 2020 in addition to their Work Share benefit.