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Business Services

The Midlands Business Services Team is here to assist employers with all of the challenges related to recruiting, hiring and retaining talent.  Our demand-driven services and products are tailored to help meet the evolving needs of business to remain competitive in today’s global economy.

 

To learn more about how our services can benefit you, please contact Steve Knight (Midlands Business Service Lead) at sknight@midlandsworkforce.org.

Employer Services

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

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

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

Incumbent Worker Training

The Incumbent Worker Training program provides funds for businesses to upgrade their current employees skills.  IWT is a grant opportunity to help fund the majority of costs for training needed due to new technology, restructuring, new product lines, and other factors.  Click the heading to learn more about IWT and how to apply.

Veterans 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.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

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.

On-site Events

Our centers are available for your business at no cost.  Contact us for information on how to  schedule for on-site hiring or application events, interviews, workshops or assessments. Our staff is happy to assist you in scheduling, coordinating and promoting the event.  Contact Cedric Wright at 803-978-0146 or cedric.wright@rescare.com for information.

Unemployment Insurance

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.

Labor Market Information

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).

Trade Adjustment Assistance

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. 

Apprenticeship

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.

 

http://www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com/

Federal Bonding

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

Business Resources

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.

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.
 

 

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