A program in which two people share a position, each working part of the week.


  • Two employees work half of a regularly scheduled full-time job with no overlaps
  • Two employees work 3 days per week, with one day overlapping when both employees work

Employees have the advantages of part- time work in a position that requires full-time work

Both job-share partners receive health coverage (prorated at 50% of benefits)

Finding a compatible partner

Dividing the work equally to achieve balance

Implications for pay and benefits

Division of responsibilities between partners

Hours of work for each partner

Adapted from: Center for Work, Family and Personal Life, 2004. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, A Guide to Job Flexibility at MIT.