SharedWork benefits will not affect employers’ experience rating through the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, because:

  • The federal government is fully funding those benefits through that date.
  • Gov. Inslee signed a law in February 2021: Employers will not be charged for SharedWork benefits anytime the federal government fully funds those benefits.
Can I hire new employees while on SharedWork? Yes, but the rules are changing August 31, 2021. Employer application and participant list must be submitted for approval by August 25 before the changes apply.

SharedWork Webinars

(en español)

Get answers to your questions about SharedWork at a live Webinar.

Intended for employers:

  • That have not applied yet
  • Employers that have attended the representative orientation and have additional questions

To respect individual confidentiality, it is important to point out that this is not an opportunity to answer questions about individual or personal situations. This webinar will be conducted using WebEx, you may be asked to download a WebEx extension. For issues connecting to the webinar, please visit We can’t provide technical assistance.

Standing webinar sessions for businesses/employers (45 minutes)

Weekly Wednesday SharedWork Q&A sessions

Starting July 21, 2021
8:15 - 9 a.m. 

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