Nearly 18,000 Workers Participating in Work-Share Plans in Wisconsin
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced that it has more than 500 Work-Share Program plans with almost 18,000 worker participants in Wisconsin.

Work-Share is designed to help employers retain employees during slow business periods by reducing employees` hours and allowing affected employees to file for partial Unemployment Insurance benefits (UI) to replace a portion of their reduced pay. Participating workers also keep employer-provided benefits and avoid financial challenges associated with a total loss of employment.

Prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency, between 2016 and March 15, 2020, Wisconsin had only 20 total Work-Share plans involving 899 participants. Between March 15 and June 8, 2020, DWD saw a dramatic increase, with 17,986 workers participating in 520 Work-Share plans...

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Ken Notes: I know unions and companies alike will resist this even coming to the table but I really like the idea of a four day work week. This would be great for the economy. Could provide more jobs. Wold give companies more flexibility. And would bridge the gap between winners and losers. Like the last recession, 9-11, and now the protests and Covid 19 we will see the gap between wealthy survivors and and unemployed and under employed widen. And to be honest this is the real problem. I am not a socialist, I am not in favor of more taxes, I believe the best solutions come from the private sector. BUT without the leadership to motivate working together to solve problems we are headed into trouble.



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