A Smart Career Move

Why should you join the S.C. Department Employment and Workforce (DEW) family? Our purpose at DEW is to put people to work and to help those who, through no fault of their own, have become unemployed.

Our main goal is to match jobseekers with employers quickly, efficiently, and effectively, and we offer a variety of services to assist both groups.

DEW is responsible for paying unemployment insurance benefits, collecting unemployment taxes, helping people find jobs, matching businesses with qualified candidates, and collecting and disseminating state/federal employment statistics.

DEW, one of 16 cabinet agencies, is a partner in the state’s workforce system. This includes SC Works centers, satellite offices and Connection Points in 12 local workforce investment areas, where DEW and its partners provide services to meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to further their careers.

Here are just some of the benefits our full-time employees enjoy:

  • Retirement savings plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid annual leave
  • Thirteen paid holidays
  • Wellness programs
  • Service recognition

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If you're ready to join an agency whose mission is to help others, apply for a position now! Or check out these videos to learn what it is like to work at DEW.

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