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Shared Work program presentation at the Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting Oct. 1

Officials from the Washington State Employment Security Department will give a presentation about the Shared Work program at an upcoming Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The event starts at noon on Wed., Oct. 1 in the Pizza Factory at 738 Peace Portal Drive. The public is welcome to attend, but an RSVP is requested. To RSVP, email Carroll Solomon at

The Shared Work Program offers businesses an alternative to laying off workers. Instead, employers can reduce the work hours for permanent employees and the workers can collect partial unemployment benefits to replace a portion of their lost wages.