To save time, worry, and expense

Whether you're a small or large business, the state Department of Labor's Shared Work Program saves you the time, worry, and expense of hiring and training new workers by keeping skilled employees on the job during downturns in business.

To participate, an employer must complete an application for the affected unit(s) within the company and submit it to the Department of Labor for approval. The DOL's Shared Work website has recently been updated and has easy to access information and forms needed to apply.

CBIA members report that this is a well-run program that delivers on its stated commitment to preserve jobs with minimal administrative burden.