ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland has regained 97,000 jobs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gov. Larry Hogan is reminding employers there’s another avenue for help.

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Gov. Hogan said 223 businesses are now approved to participate in Maryland’s work-sharing unemployment insurance program.

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The program saves jobs by providing employers with a flexible alternative to layoffs. Employees can work reduced hours while collecting partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of lost wages.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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