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The Midlands Business Services Team is here to assist employers with the challenges related to recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent. Our demand-driven services are tailored to help meet the evolving needs of businesses to remain competitive in today’s global economy.
To learn more about how our services can benefit you, please contact Brandon Buchanan (Midlands Business Service Lead) at Bbuchanan@midlandsworkforce.org.
SC Works Midlands is here to help with your workforce needs. We offer no cost job listings, applicant screening, recruiting and a host of other demand-driven services and solutions. Click on any of the categories on this page to find more information on how your business can benefit from these programs.
On-the-Job Training or OJT is a streamlined, business-friendly service that provides reimbursement to employers to hire and train workers who have the ability to do the job but lack the practical hands-on experience. Reimbursement duration depends on the occupation, training, and the candidate’s prior work experience.
WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. WorkKeys®measures the real world skills and gives employers and job seekers a common metric or language.
To schedule assessments, please contact Sheron Sutton at 803-978-0204
The Incumbent Worker Training program provides funds for businesses to train current employees and upgrade their skills.
Our centers are available for on-site hiring events, interviews, or workshops. Our staff will assist you with scheduling, coordinating, and outreach for the event.
Contact Savannah Jones at 803-978-0146/
Apprenticeship Carolina™, a division of the SC Technical College System, works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.
SC Works representatives are available in centers throughout the state to help veterans transition into the workforce. Veterans receive priority service in all SC Works centers.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet certain other eligibility requirements. The following resources from SC DEW provide information for employers about this program.
The Federal Bonding Program provides Fidelity Bonding insurance coverage for high-risk workers. This insurance policy protects businesses in case of loss of money or property due to worker dishonesty. If you are interested in applying for bonding, please contact SC Federal Bonding Coordinator, Amy Hill, at FederalBonding@dew.sc.gov
Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federally-funded tax credit program designed to provide an incentive for businesses to hire individuals with barriers to employment, disabled veterans and unemployed veterans. Contact the South Carolina WOTC Coordinator at WOTC@dew.sc.gov
Americans With Disabilities
The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and links to Federal agencies.
Employment statistics, job forecasts, wages, demographics, and other labor market information help public and private organizations, researchers, and others better understand today’s complex workforce. The Labor Market Information (LMI) Department collects, analyzes, and disseminates this data in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity through aid to US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. TAA seeks to provide these trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed.
We partner with numerous agencies and organizations that also provide services to businesses and employers. Access to these programs and other resources can be found here.