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DEW Executive Director's Statement May 2019

by Emily Fitzpatrick | Jun 26, 2019

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2019

DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement

May 2019 Employment Situation

““As I have spent this month traveling the state, I have been encouraged to meet and talk with individuals entering the labor force and eager to work, particularly in the rural areas of South Carolina. The agency’s SC Career Coach, a mobile extension of the SC Works centers, is making more visits throughout the state and focusing on the remote areas, allowing us to take job search services directly to the jobseekers who may lack transportation,” said Dan Ellzey, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “By bringing these resources to rural jobseekers, we are able to support the programs and services which address the barriers that challenge the employment opportunities of a large number of people. At the same time, we are partnering with employers to connect them to skilled employees throughout the state.””

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