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Joint Media Advisory with Richland County Sheriff’s Department: Fraud Alert

Joint Media Advisory with Richland County Sheriff’s Department: Fraud Alert Pictured L-R: DEW Executive Director William Floyd and RCSD Sheriff…

Businesses – Show us SC@Work!

Businesses – Show us SC@Work! The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Announces its 2023 Employer Photo Contest   Columbia, S.C. – The…

DEW Welcomes Coordinating Council for Workforce Development and Regional Workforce Advisors

DEW Welcomes Coordinating Council for Workforce Development and Regional Workforce Advisors Newly Passed Act Brings Positive, Long-Term Changes to…

QCEW Data for the Fourth Quarter of 2022 is Now Available

QCEW Data for the Fourth Quarter of 2022 is Now Available The number of jobs across the state is up 76,164 from last year Columbia, S.C. – The U.S…

Updated Federal Data Show South Carolina Labor Market Moving Forward

Updated Federal Data Show South Carolina Labor Market Moving Forward South Carolina businesses reported 105,000 hires in April 2023 Columbia, S.C…

South Carolina's Employment Situation May 2023

South Carolina’s Employment Situation May 2023

Executive Director William Floyd's May 2023 Employment Statement

Employment and Workforce Executive Director William Floyd’s Statement May 2023 Employment Situation Columbia, S.C. – “The number of people working…

Executive Director William Floyd's April 2023 Employment Statement

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

South Carolina's Employment Situation April 2023

South Carolina’s Employment Situation April 2023

South Carolina Labor Market Continues Strong Performance

State’s employers reported 189,000 job openings in March Columbia, S.C. – On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…