Work Sharing Program
Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced
production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.
The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced:
Receive UI benefits.
Keep their current job.
Avoid financial hardships.
The Work Sharing Program helps employers:
Minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs.
Keep trained employees and quickly prepare when business conditions improve.
Avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees.
If you need additional information on the Work Sharing Program, contact the EDD Special
Claims Office at 916-464-3343.
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Partial claims are for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work. The employer certifies that the employee is expected to return to work, and gives them a form to file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
If you are an employee who used the Notice of Reduced Earnings (DE 2063) (PDF) or Notice of
Reduced Earnings (Fisherperson) (DE 2063F) (PDF) to file for UI benefits, you are not required to look for a new job because your employer has certified that there will be a job for you shortly. You are considered partially unemployed.
If you are an employer, download Notice of Reduced Earnings (DE 2063) (PDF) or Notice of
Reduced Earnings (DE 2063F) (PDF), or use one of the following methods: