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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. 

Workforce Partners

Workforce and Economic Development

The Division of Workforce and Economic Development (WED) is responsible for the administration of federal programs which provide funding and services to help businesses meet their need for skilled workers and individuals secure training to prepare for work. Additionally, the ES Division directs and oversees all Bureau of Labor Statistics programs, veterans programs, federal tax incentives and the South Carolina Occupational Information System.

In partnership with SC Works, DEW provides:

  • Free Jobseeker Tools
    • Career counseling
    • Job referrals
    • Testing and training
    • Resume-writing assistance
  • Free Employer Tools
    • Training opportunities
    • Posting job openings 
    • Recruiting and screening candidates
    • Reviewing job market trends

With centers located throughout the state, employment representatives are available to help employers and jobseekers find the best resources and services to meet their needs.