DEW Executive Director Statement September 2019

by Kristin Coulter | Oct 18, 2019

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2019

DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement

September 2019 Employment Situation


“The Department of Employment and Workforce is here for many reasons. One of them is to help employers find employees,” said Dan Ellzey, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “The number of individuals working in our state is up for the ninth month in a row and unemployment is at a record low. We know that employers need workers.

We can help them find these workers in many ways. One of them is to help them design a customized program aimed at locating, recruiting and referring employees to the employers.

In addition, our programs and services provided through the SC Works centers include training for job applicants, hiring events, job fairs specific to a particular business or industry, applicant screening, work skills assessments and more. Our agency is working with businesses and industry associations around the state to address their specific workforce needs. Regardless of how we do it, our goal is to connect jobseekers with the open jobs.”


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The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency invests in building a pipeline of quality workers, matches workers with jobs, and is a bridge for individuals who find themselves out of work for no fault of their own. This promotes financial stability and economic prosperity for employers, individuals and communities. DEW is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services that meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.


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