An employer can participate in a Shared Work plan if they meet the eligibility requirements for Missouri’s Shared Work program. It can be a particularly beneficial program in returning employees to work during an uncertain time as it allows employers the flexibility to scale up or scale down the workforce based on changing business needs and can help to return employees safely back to work while social distancing and providing flexible scheduling. The Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program allows an employer to divide the available work among a specified group of affected employees instead of a layoff. These employees receive a portion of their unemployment benefits while working reduced hours.
For more information about the eligibility requirements for Missouri’s Shared Work program, please visit www.sharedwork.mo.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 573-751-WORK (9675).