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.