CHICAGO (CBS)– A new state program will make it possible for workers to collect unemployment while on the job and help businesses slowly get back on their feet.
“Work-Share Illinois” went live in the last month.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance Of Storms Overnight; A Quiet Pattern To Come
If a business needs to reduce the hours of a worker, but doesn’t want to lay them off completely, that worker can get partial financial help from the state.READ MORE: At Least 2 People Killed, 32 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
Any size business can sign up to help out their workers.
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CBS 2 asked “Work-Share Illinois” how things are already going, but we were told the program is still too new right now to get specifics on enrollment and the impact its having.