Short-time Work Support is available under Jobseeker’s Benefit and is an income support payment for employees who have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week, due to business challenges affecting their employment. 

Short-time Work Support is intended to help employers during periods of temporary difficulty, without resorting to permanent layoffs.

Full-time employees who have been placed on a reduced weekly work pattern can apply for the support. Employees must work 3 days per week or less to qualify, having previously been employed on a full time basis. 

Learn more here: Short Time Work Support Booklet March 2020