Short-time compensation programs expand in 13 states with nearly $38M in grants to prevent layoffs. ETA News Release


An award of $1,189,280 is made to the State of Oregon to enhance the state's short-time compensation program, a layoff prevention program, also known as "work sharing." ETA News Release


Michigan is awarded $2.8M grant to launch a new program designed to prevent worker layoffs. ETA News Release

October 2014

A report issued by the National Employment Law Project notes that the clock is ticking for 24 states that have not yet passed legislation by the December 31, 2014 deadline that would qualify them for millions in federal grants to help businesses avoid layoffs. NELP Press Release 


Texas is awarded a $2.7M grant to expand and ehance its short-time compensation layoff prevention program. ETA News Release

March 2014

Ohio receives $3.7M grant from U.S. Labor Department to implement and promote its new short-time compensation layoff prevention program. ETA News Release


Washington State wins $2.1M grant from U.S. Labor Department to enhance its short-time compensation program. ETA News Release

January 2014

The Best Fix for High Unemployment? Prevent Companies From Laying Off Workers, By Clare Foran, National Journal

January 2013

U.S. Work Share Program Helps Employers Avoid Layoffs, By Lorraine Woellert, January 24, 2013, Bloomberg Business Week

Work-sharing Program Put Back on Statehouse Agenda, By Jeff Bell, Jan 25, 2013, Columbus Business First

September 2011

Work Sharing: A Success Story, By Seth Harris, September 2011, Work in Progress - The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor