The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration developed this Short-Time Compensation (STC) program website to inform stakeholders of the many benefits of STC and to provide a robust array of tools and resources to streamline state adoption of the STC program and enhance existing state STC initiatives.

The Short-Time Compensation program is known in some states as Work Share or Shared-Work.

The STC program is designed to save jobs by allowing employers facing a temporary decline in business to reduce workers’ hours while maintaining their skilled, trained workforce. Employees’ jobs – and benefits – are preserved under STC, and workers receive a percentage of the unemployment benefits they would have received if totally unemployed, thereby helping workers. Participation by states is voluntary.

Throughout this website, you will find the building blocks necessary to adopt and implement an STC program, as well as helpful information and resources to enrich existing STC initiatives.