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Project

Short-term Compensation Study

Dates
6/2012-9/2015
Market
Workforce Development
Services
Research Services
Surveys & Data Collection
Client
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration
Expertise
Applied Research Studies
Quantitative Data Analysis
Survey Research and Data Collection

The short-term compensation (STC) Program, also known as “work sharing”, provided an opportunity for employers to reduce layoffs by temporarily reducing the work hours of some employees and providing pro-rated unemployment insurance benefits to these workers to replace their lost or reduced wages. The objective of this study was to examine employers’ experiences, awareness, and perspectives of the STC program in four purposefully selected states, each of which has an active STC program with robust data capabilities.  IMPAQ surveyed employers in these four states who had applied to use the STC program, as well as employers who had not applied to use the program using a mixed-method approach (telephone and web surveys), as well as collected and analyzed workforce administrative data to assess the impact of the STC program.