Unemployment for Employers
Unemployment Insurance is a collaborative federal-state program financed through mandatory employer payments into two separate trusts, one administered by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) and one administered by the State Workforce Agency, which in Indiana, is the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Employers interact with DWD through the UPLINK Employer Self Service online system, ESS. If you have questions about employer requirements, please refer to the Employer Handbook. The employer handbook has almost everything an employer needs to know about unemployment insurance. If you cannot find what you need in the Employer Handbook, you can contact us during regular business hours at 800.891.6499.