|Decision Makers:||Employers & Businesses|
|Population Reach:||50-99% of WI's population|
|Impact on Disparities:|
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Job-sharing is part-time employment in which the schedules of two part-time employees are arranged to cover the duties of a single full-time position.
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether job-sharing increases employment. Available evidence suggests that job-sharing programs appear to have a negligible impact on unemployment rates overall (Roche 1996). Such programs may also be associated with increased turnover (Stavrou 2010). Job-sharing is a suggested strategy to allow older workers to transition from full-time to part-time employment without retiring (Urban-Eyster 2008).
Examples of organizations and programs that support job sharing include: Abbott, Lancaster Labs, and the Unified School District of Wichita, Kansas (Urban-Eyster 2008).
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