As Nebraska Economic Development Office hears of significant slowdown in several industries across the state, and  know what our workforce challenges are,  there is a program through the Department of Labor available to businesses to help avoid layoffs and potential permanent loss of their workforce.  It’s called the STC (Short-Time Compensation) program.  In a nutshell, a business would go with reduced work hours across the board, and STC funding would provide partial unemployment benefits for up to a year as an alternative to lay-offs during down times.

http://dol.nebraska.gov/STC

The contact for this program would be Katie Thurber.  If an employer is interested in the program, she is the frontline contact for getting a plan submitted and approved.   Katie.Thurber@nebraska.gov
(402) 471-9912

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