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Alternative to Layoffs – LAEDC Better Business Webinar #9

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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.

Key Points:

  • 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.

Additional documents:

WS_Plan application

Guide to Benefits and Svcs

Guide for WS employers