Employer Services

Employer Services
Building and maintaining a qualified, motivated workforce is critical to the success of your business. SC Works Waccamaw provides the tools your business needs to stay competitive in the labor market. Let us help you find the right employees and make it easier to manage your workforce.

Register your business with SC Works to gain access to the services listed below. For more information, please contact the SC Works Waccamaw Business Services Department at 843-546-8581.

Recruiting and Staffing Services
SC Works Waccamaw can help employers advertise job openings, coordinate the application process, and schedule interviews and career fairs. Services include electronic job listings, testing and guidance, worker recruitment, screening, and other services. 

On-The-Job Training (OJT)
On-The-Job Training is designed to fulfill the needs of local employers by allowing them to train new hires while they are working and learning the job skills and information for productive and successful job performance. Employers make all the hiring decisions, tailor the training, and can be reimbursed 50% or more of the trainee’s hourly wages.  Employers also save on recruiting, screening and new employee training costs. OJT is provided for occupations with an established hourly wage. Training length is negotiable and there is no cost for OJT services.

Paid Work Experience/Internships
Paid Work Experience/Internships is a planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time. It is designed to provide hands on experience for individuals who are lacking skills within a certain industry.

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)
We can assist with the cost of specialized training for your existing workforce in order to keep your business competitive.  IWT grants are typically offered once a year and applications for IWT funding will be posted when the new cycle begins.

Customized Training
Customized training suitable to preparing South Carolinians with marketable skills may be available through Ready SC. http://www.readysc.org/

Grow your own talent and teach new or existing staff valuable skills to help your business reach the next level.  For information and technical assistance about sponsoring a demand driven apprenticeship program visit: http://www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com/

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Available to employers for hiring individuals with barriers to employment.  Call (803) 737-2400.

Federal Bonding
For high risk individuals with background or credit issues. Federal Bonding will provide security for up to 6 months at no charge to the Employer.  Call (803) 737-2400.

Labor Market Information
SC Works Waccamaw has access to the facts employers need to plan for the future. Information is available on prevailing wages, in-demand occupations, employment and income statistics, employee availability, current employment trends, economic indicators, and new workforce developments.


Skills Assessments
Gain a clear picture of the skills and talent needed for your business. Skills Assessments are great tools to help you discover the strengths and weaknesses for both new and existing employees.

Veterans Programs
Help put our nations hero’s back to work! To aid former service members to re-enter the civilian workforce.  Call (803) 737-2400.

Rapid Response
In the event of layoffs or closures, the Rapid Response team can deliver on-site services to affected employees and provide employers with information on how to assist their workforce during staffing reduction events.


Unemployment Insurance
Assistance is available for both claimants and employers.  Call (866) 831-1724.