Some claimants, including those enrolled in SharedWork, recently received a fact-finding request about a possible availability issue. They need to answer the fact-finding questions by the due date.

Employers: Benefits paid to your SharedWork employees again affect your experience rating. The federal government stopped funding those benefits on the week ending Sept. 4. 

Weekly Wednesday SharedWork Q&A sessions are held through June 2022. Join a session any Wednesday from 8:15 to 9 a.m.

Apply for the SharedWork Program

The SharedWork application is easy and takes only about 10 minutes to complete, depending on the number of employees you want on your plan. Apply online, by electronic upload or fax.

Before you apply

You will need this information to complete the application:

  • ESD number
  • Business name, including the “doing business as” name, if applicable
  • Mailing address, including county and any other operating locations
  • The name and contact information of one or more employees to manage your plan as the representative. Your representative will coordinate with SharedWork staff and with your participating employees.
  • Total number of participating employees
  • List of employees, identified with:
    • Legal first and last name
    • Social Security number
    • Hire date
    • Hourly rate of pay
    • Weekly work hours
  • Total estimate of jobs saved by using SharedWork
  • Company’s union affiliation and representative’s signature, when applicable
  • Final signature. In order to complete the application, an authorized person (owner, general manager, chief financial officer, human resources manager, etc.) of your company must certify and sign.


Apply online

  1. Go to the Employment Security eServices sign-in page. Use your current SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account or select Create new account. (Employers can complete many tasks through eServices. See About eServices for employers.)
  2. Confirm the computer or mobile device you’re using by entering your telephone number and email address, then selecting and answering three challenge questions
  3. Select Apply for SharedWork
  4. If you’re applying on your own behalf: Once you’re inside the eServices unemployment benefits system, select Apply for SharedWork under I want to

If you’re an employer representative, applying on behalf of an employer:

  1. Select a client
  2. Select Apply for SharedWork under I want to

Apply by electronic upload or fax

  1. Download the Employer plan application (pdf). If you need more space to add employee names, download the Additional employee list pages (pdf)
  2. Upload all documents directly to the SharedWork Unit, or Fax to 800-701-7754

Remember to: 

  • Include your company’s name in the file name
  • Sign and date all forms
  • Obtain the signature for the collective bargaining agent, if applicable


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