Short-Time Compensation Program
The Short-Time Compensation (STC) program helps prevent layoffs by allowing employers to uniformly reduce affected employees’ hours by 10 to 60 percent while permitting the employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit. STC helps retain workforce during a temporary slowdown in work. Employees are allowed to receive a partial unemployment benefit to help them offset the loss of income.
Learn more: dol.nebraska.gov/stc
The Rapid Response program helps workers to reestablish employment promptly following a layoff. Our Reemployment Services team works directly with employers to quickly connect workers to resources such as resume and interview preparation, Unemployment Insurance, and education and training opportunities. The program is flexible to meet the needs of each employer and their team.
Contact the Nebraska Department of Labor about utilizing Rapid Response if your company has made the decision to lay off employees or close a facility.
Learn more: Email NDOL.RapidResponse@nebraska.gov
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is available to assist workers experiencing job loss due to US foreign trade. Loss of employment could be a result of increased imports, a shift in operations to foreign countries or a shift in the supply chain.
Nebraska’s Dislocated Worker Program
Nebraska’s dislocated worker program helps laid-off workers get back to work as soon as possible and overcome barriers to employment. It is tailored to meet each individual’s needs. The goal of the Dislocated Worker Program is to help individuals obtain quality employment in in-demand industries.
Learn more: NDOL.EconomicTransition@nebraska.gov