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The Best Present for the Holidays? Employment.
On December 26, 2020, federal unemployment benefits will expire. In the meantime, employers have approximately 80,000 jobs posted on the SC Works Online Services job database at jobs.scworks.org.
The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is actively working to help individuals find the jobs in their area that align with their skillset. The SC Works system, in which DEW is a partner, is ready and eager to help. They have relationships with local employers, expertise in the regional area, and key labor market information to help individuals when looking for a job. What our agency sees in these job postings, which we are promoting through our Project Job One campaign, is employment throughout the state, in diverse industries and requiring a variety of skillsets. For most job seekers, new employment would not require a move, new training/education or experience in a different set of job skills. What it does require is that individuals approach this unique COVID-19 job market with an open mind.
Finding employment in today’s environment might require:
As an administrator of the federal unemployment insurance programs, our agency understands the impact that the loss of weekly benefits can have on individuals, their families and their communities. Through the SC Works system, our agency also has partnerships with employers all over the state looking for workers. Employers who can replace the temporary bridge of unemployment benefits with the security of long-term employment.
The contact information for local SC Works centers, as well as their COVID-19 protocol, can be found at scworks.org/about-us/statewide-centers. We want to help people give themselves the best present for the holidays – a job.
About the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency has four missions: (1) workforce development; (2) free job match employment services; (3) unemployment insurance; and (4) labor market information. All four missions contribute to workforce development. The agency is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services and programs that meet the needs of our businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.