COVID-19 Resources for Jobseekers




EMPLOYERS LOOKING
FOR WORKERS*



Action Staffing
American Security
Bi-Lo
Clean Harbors
Costco
Department of Corrections

Domino's
Enviva
Fresh Market
Greenville County Schools
Harris Teeter

Home Depot
Ingles
IVC

Lowes Foods
NATIONAL OnDemand
PepsiCo
Publix
Sitel
Target
Walmart

*The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is providing links to employers who have been advertising job opportunities or links that other agencies or people have sent to us. We cannot verify the location, type of job, skills required, status of the hiring process or any other information about these job postings. This listing is simply a public service for individuals who may be looking for work during this time. 



COVID-19 Resource Hub Jobseeker Services



Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a federal program available through the CARES Act. This program expands eligibility for unemployment assistance for individuals who may not be covered under regular unemployment insurance.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance FAQ


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We are receiving many calls to our customer service center with general questions that are easy to access on our website or find in our social media.

Unemployment insurance questions during COVID-19.

We are updating our most frequently asked questions on this page so check back often or visit our main page at dew.sc.gov, and use the Individuals tab to find information about the unemployment insurance process.

 Here are some tutorials for some of the most commonly asked questions:


CITY FAQ
When I type in my city I get an error message. Why won't it let me enter my city? Click here.

EMPLOYER FILED CLAIMS
My employer filed for me, do I need to do anything? I filed and my employer filed, what should we do? Click here.

INCOME TAX
Do I have to pay income tax on my unemployment insurance benefits? Click here.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO FILE
Click here for the list of information you will need file for unemployment insurance. What should I have with me when I complete my initial UI claim?

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a federal program available through the CARES Act. This program expands eligibility for unemployment assistance for individuals who may not be covered under regular unemployment insurance.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance FAQ

SELF EMPLOYED
Read about UI for Self-Employed Contractors Gig Workers and 1099s
 
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Q&A
The field for my SSN number states that it is invalid. My account says there is a pending issue with my SSN. Click here.

USERNAME/PASSWORD

I forgot my username/password. If I have filed before, do I need to create a new username/password? I created by username/password, but then the system "kicked me out" and sent me back to the login screen. Click here.

WEEKLY BENEFITS
I have filed for my initial claim, will I have to reapply next week? What do I have to do each week to keep receiving benefits? Click here.



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The Unemployment Insurance claims process is 100 percent online. 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO VISIT AN SC WORKS CENTER TO FILE FOR BENEFITS.
There is no “in-person” process.
While the SC Works centers have computer labs available for people
to use, out of respect for social distancing, many centers are
only offering phone services at this time – and those
phone services are for job-seeking assistance only.
Representatives with SC Works cannot view a claimant’s account.
Unemployment Insurance questions should be directed to 1-866-831-1724.


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Step-by-Step Resources for the Individual Claims Process

Step 1. Create a username and password
Video Instructions
PDF Instructions

Step 2. Register for an account
Video Instructions
PDF Instructions

Step 3. File a new claim
Video Instructions
PDF Instructions

Step 4. File your claim each week
Video Instructions
PDF Instructions

If you need resources for mental or emotional support during this difficult time, click here.

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