STC 101 describes the program and points to helpful STC resources including relevant guidance, research, state tools and resources, and state contacts. 

What is STC? 

STC helps businesses prevent layoffs by allowing them to temporarily reduce employee hours and use partial unemployment benefits to supplement lost wages. 

How does STC benefit business? 

Business can retain a talented workforce during economic downturns—rather than laying off the workforce and having to recruit, hire, and train new labor when the economy recovers – STC employers can reduce overhead by temporarily cutting hours. Their employees keep their jobs at a reduced schedule, keep their benefits, and are able to file for partial unemployment benefits for the lost wages. See the STC Employer Fact Sheet for more information.

How does STC benefit workers? 

Employees will also continue to receive health and retirement benefits throughout the duration of their modified work schedule. 


How do I setup a new STC program?

See the document, Steps for Developing a State Short-Time Compensation Program, under related content to the left.

How do I review and update my existing STC program?

See the STC Quick Start Action Planner document to the left - it details areas for states to think about when starting a new or strengthening an existing STC program. 

Where is the guidance related to STC?

Is there any research or evidence related to STC?

Yes! See the Research Fact Sheet to the left for STC research.

Are there examples of other state tools and resources? 

Yes! See our State STC Tools and Resources page. 


How do I find out more? 

Visit your State STC website to connect with your state for more information.