Save Money Bringing Back Employees
Employers looking to restart their businesses and bring employees back from unemployment due to COVID-19, might benefit from exploring the state’s Work Share program. Work Share allows employers to bring employees back with reduced hours - while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. Employees on Work Share will also receive the $600 federal unemployment benefits on top of their state weekly benefit amount.
Michigan Business Testimonials on Work Share
Dave Dittenber, CEO
DRI Restaurants, Midland
The Work Share program is an excellent way to retain your employees in an economical way. The program has allowed us as business owners the flexibility to bring our employees back to work in a way that fit our needs.
Jeffrey Douma, Director Human Resources
MAG Automotive, Sterling Heights
This year, COVID-19 forced all of our customers and suppliers to delay all business deliveries and timelines. Mass layoffs of our workforce would imperil our existence. Cutting all of our employee’s hours and turning to Work Share became our only option for these times.
If you have WorkShare questions UIA has set up UIA-WorkShare@michigan.gov email box specifically for all WorkShare related questions. Using this email box will get responses from a WorkShare subject matter Expert. You can also call 1-844-WORKSHR (967-5747) or the Office of Employer Ombudsman at 1-855-484-2636. For information on the Work Share website click here.