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Connection Points


Connection Points

Connection Points are computer labs that provide information on how to file for unemployment insurance through DEW and career services offered through SC Works. More than 150 libraries, faith-based organizations, and nonprofits across the state connect the public with access to computers and resources for unemployment and reemployment services. You can find Connection Points near you by clicking on your region here.

ATTENTION: South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) does not own, control, or monitor either the physical location or the computer equipment located at Connection Points. SCDEW makes no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, including but not limited to, the security, availability, operation of, materials, or internet speed of any Connection Points. Be advised that you use these Connection Points at your own risk. SCDEW encourages all users to adhere to good security practices.

Interested in becoming a Connection Point?

  • A computer must be available for participants to access the online resources (DEW, SC Works, and Virtual Engagement Center)
  • DEW and SC Works do not provide services at the location but provide training to staff on the basics of SC Works and the UI Portal
  • Site receives regular visits for material re-stock
  • Location is included on our SC Works Centers page available at 
  • Contact for more information and/or to schedule a walk-through of your location

Grants are Available:

The application cycle is open! Click here to learn more about the Connection Points Expansion Grant and apply today.

501(c)(3) and other charitable organizations that have received a tax exemption and are located in an underserved community are eligible to apply. Funding to set up these computer labs includes equipment, accessories, and technical services. 

Please email any questions or requests for additional information to DEW's Grants Management team at


  • To learn more about the history of Connection Points and see some examples of materials and locations, click here!
  • View slides for a past Applicant Information Session here and read the transcribed Questions & Answers portion of the webinar here.