Layoff Alternatives & Transition Services

The Work-Share Program
The Work-Share Program provides layoff alternatives to employers to keep their employees working with reduced hours. The employer looks at how many hours they can keep paying employees instead of laying them off; the employees then share those hours.

All employees or just employees from a certain unit can be in the program, depending on the business. More>
Fact Sheet for Employees

Apply for Work-Share

Transition Assistance
The Rapid Response Program provides guidance and information for businesses facing corporate restructuring and downsizing. Services include:

  • Job placement assistance

  • On-site layoff transition workshops

  • Information on the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN)

  • Guidance on establishing an on-site career (outplacement) center to assist affected employees with their future employment needs.

  • Services to help reduce employee attrition prior to the defined layoff date.

For more information email us:

  • UI Benefits Inquiries: 303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515 • UI Employer Services Inquiries: 303-318-9100 or 1-800-480-8299
  • Telephone hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
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