DEW Executive Director's Statement July 2019

by Dorothy Weaver | Aug 16, 2019

For Immediate Release

August 16, 2019


DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement

July 2019 Employment Situation


“People continue to enter the labor force at record numbers. And, employers continue to hire at records numbers. As we experience this positive growth, manufacturing in the state has grown by 3.6 percent since July of 2018,” said Dan Ellzey, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “In the past year, the manufacturing industry has added more than 9,000 jobs with more than 1,900 of those jobs added in the past month. While this strong growth is encouraging, manufacturers are still anxious to hire, and our agency is meeting with employers around the state to develop creative solutions and programs to find, train and prepare individuals for all of South Carolina’s industries.”





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