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Governor McMaster and the Department of Employment and Workforce Announce Boeing as the Inaugural 2023 Workforce Champion Award Recipient

Governor McMaster and the Department of Employment and Workforce Announce Boeing as the Inaugural 2023 Workforce Champion Award Recipient Columbia…

South Carolina's Employment Situation August 2023

South Carolina's Employment Situation August 2023

Executive Director William Floyd's August 2023 Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director William Floyd’s Statement August 2023 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “Employment hits another…

Governor Henry McMaster Announces September as Workforce Development Month

Governor Henry McMaster Announces September as Workforce Development Month Activities and Job Fairs Planned Throughout the Month to Celebrate and…

New Federal Data Show Continued Strong Labor Market

New Federal Data Show Continued Strong Labor Market Hires Outpaced Quits by 41,000 in June 2023 Columbia, S.C. – On August 16, 2023, the U.S.…

Executive Director William Floyd's July 2023 Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director William Floyd’s Statement July 2023 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “South Carolina continues to…

South Carolina’s Employment Situation July 2023

South Carolina’s Employment Situation July 2023

Strong Labor Market Puts JOLT into South Carolina Economy

Strong Labor Market Puts JOLT into South Carolina Economy State’s employers reported 111,000 new hires in May Columbia, S.C. – On Wednesday, July…

Executive Director William Floyd's June 2023 Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director William Floyd’s Statement June 2023 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “The weather is getting…

South Carolina's Employment Situation June 2023

South Carolina’s Employment Situation June 2023