COVID-19: The Latest Information for Businesses & Employees


Shared Work Program Provides an Alternative to Layoffs During COVID-19

Shared Work allows employers to supplement their employees’ wages lost because of reduced work hours with partial unemployment benefits. Under the program, employers can reduce normal weekly work hours for employees in an affected unit by at least 10 percent but not more than 40 percent. Shared Work unemployment benefits are payable to employees who qualify for and participate in an approved Shared Work Plan. Workers may choose not to participate. Employees who qualify will receive both wages and Shared Work unemployment benefits.

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Also, visit the TWC website for more information about other available programs by clicking the links below:
Resources for Employers
Resources for Job Seekers
Resources for Child Care

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Workforce Solutions - Rural Capital Area is contacting individuals that have been laid off to jobs that are available in our area. Go to to search available positions by county. If you are an employer who would like to have your openings added to this page, please email our Business Services Team at