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As of July 21st, SCWOS is back online. Claimants, please remember that you are required to complete at least two job searches while logged into your SCWOS account in order to remain eligible for benefits, and remember, you can check your claim status tracker by clicking “Go To My Home Page” when you login to the MyBenefits portal.

If you received an email asking you to complete a survey and you would like to know more, please call 803-737-0368 or visit dew.sc.gov/survey.

Both the employer system (SUITS) and the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) will be down for monthly maintenance on Sunday, August 7, from 12-4 pm. 

We also make nightly changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) from 11 pm – 3 am, and the system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. 

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Cybersecurity Training Opportunity Available for Manufacturers in South Carolina

Cybersecurity Training Opportunity Available for Manufacturers in South Carolina Columbia, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (…

Updated Federal Data Show Job Market Churn Not Subsiding Yet

Updated Federal Data Show Job Market Churn Not Subsiding Yet Job hires, openings, and quits persist near record highs Columbia, S.C. – On Wednesday…

South Carolina's Employment Situation June 2022

South Carolina's Employment Situation June 2022

Executive Director Dan Ellzey's June Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement June 2022 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “The numbers are out, and it is…

Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation Released

South Carolina economy expected to add 263,000 jobs during the 2020s Columbia, S.C. – The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division at the S.C.…

New Federal Data Shows Dynamic South Carolina Labor Market

New Federal Data Shows Dynamic South Carolina Labor Market Job hires, openings, and quits persist at near record highs. Columbia, S.C. – Increased…

SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) is Down Due to a Nationwide Outage

SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) is Down Due to a Nationwide Outage South Carolina claimants’ unemployment benefits unaffected, and agency helps…

DEW Welcomes a New Chief of Staff, William Floyd

DEW Welcomes a New Chief of Staff, William Floyd Columbia, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is excited to announce…

Executive Director Dan Ellzey's May Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement May 2022 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “With an estimated 2,322,089…

South Carolina's Employment Situation May 2022

South Carolina’s Employment Situation May 2022