Audio: Missouri touts Shared Work Program to help businesses keep workers during current slow time

Shared Work

Governor Parson says today the state is reviewing whether Missouri will speed up the process to get benefits to unemployed workers affected by the coronavirus.

Parsons expects thousands of Missourians to lose their jobs due to the consequences of the respiratory virus. Department of Labor Director Anna Hui says the state’s Shared Work program is an alternative for businesses facing a decline of 20 to 40 percent in available work.

 

 

Benefits are available up to 52 weeks. More information is on the Missouri Labor Department’s website.