Alternatives to Layoffs
On October 24, 2013, the LAEDC held its ninth Better Business Webinar Series on the state’s Workshare Program–an alternative to layoffs.
You can download a copy of the slides here.
You can listen to a recording of the presentation here.
- WorkShare is open to employers who pay unemployment insurance and prevent layoffs by allowing employees to remain on a company’s payroll for less cost to the employer.
- In order to be eligible for the WorkShare Program, you must submit paperwork via mail or in person; electronic submittal is not currently offered.
- Each contract for WorkShare is up to six months with the option to extend. The average workforce enrolled in WorkShare is between 25-150 companies.
- There are over 5,000 companies enrolled in WorkShare within the State of California, most of whom are in manufacturing, construction and trades.