We know you must have questions related to Small Business Financial Assistance; Insurance, Regulatory, and Tax Support; Employment Resources; and Health & Safety Updates-Find a comprehensive list of sites aimed at helping you or your business with the COVID-19 crisis by clicking below:
If you’re applying for unemployment benefits, please check out the tutorial guides and/or video guides to help you navigate the system.
• Creating a username and password.
• Registering an account.
• Filing your initial UI claim.
• Filing weekly claims.
• How to Register | Learn how to register in the new system.
• Create an Account | Learn how to set up your account in the benefits system.
• File a New Claim | Learn how to file an initial claim in the system as a new claimant.
• Claiming Weekly | Learn how to file your weekly claim in the unemployment benefits system.
• Wages Tutorial | Learn what wages to report when filing your weekly unemployment claim.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
If your work has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Please review the instructions below.
If you need assistance applying for benefits, claims representatives are available at 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Follow the links below to learn about the claims process including how to apply for benefits, how to register for work and how to do the required work searches.
Go to dew.sc.gov and follow these links to learn more
1. The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.
In an effort to limit exposure and personal contact to COVID-19, all SC Works office buildings within the Waccamaw Region (including Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties) will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will not reopen until further notice. Unemployment questions? Please call 1-866-831-1724.
The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 has been updated. For health and safety reasons, the meeting will now be held via conference call only. This Conference Call Board Meeting will take place at 9:30am. The call-in information and meeting packet is listed below:
WDB March Meeting
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
You can dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 216-355-589
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1105 Church Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843. 546. 8581
200-A Victory Lane
Conway SC 29526
Phone: 843. 234. 9675
530 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone: 843. 546. 8581
Waccamaw Workforce Development Board brings employers and job seekers together in South Carolina. The majority of the WWDB members are business representatives. Other members include representatives of education providers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, and programs participating in the one-stop system. In our area, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments serves as the administrative entity and fiscal agent for the Workforce Investment Board.