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09.14.

Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting-9/15/2020 (Video Conference)

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2020 via video conference only. This meeting will take place at 9:30am. Please call 843-546-8502 for additional information and for the link and codes for meeting access. The meeting agenda is listed below:

Agenda WWDB Meeting 9-15-20

09.09.

Notice of Public Comment-Pee Dee Regional WIOA Plan for 2020-2023

Notice of Public Comment-Pee Dee Regional WIOA Plan 2020-2023

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, which includes Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties, along with the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments as its administrative entity, are accepting public comments regarding the Pee Dee Regional WIOA Plan for 2020-2023.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help youth, job seekers and businesses connect with each other in the region.  The comprehensive four-year local plan, in partnership with Chief Elected Officials, serves as a plan to develop, align, and integrate local area service delivery strategies with those that support the State’s strategic and operational goals.  The plan can be found online at www.waccamawworks.org or at www.wrcog.org or at the link below.

Pee Dee Regional Plan.2020-2023_

Comments on the plan should be submitted by September 22, 2020 in writing to the attention of:

Public Comment
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440

 

09.09.

Notice of Public Comment-Waccamaw Local Plan 2020-2023

Notice of Public Comment-Waccamaw Local Plan 2020-2023

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, which includes Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties, along with the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments as its administrative entity, are accepting public comments regarding the Waccamaw Local Plan for 2020-2023.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help youth, job seekers and businesses connect with each other in the region.  The comprehensive four-year local plan, in partnership with Chief Elected Officials, serves as a plan to develop, align, and integrate local area service delivery strategies with those that support the State’s strategic and operational goals.  The plan can be found online at www.waccamawworks.org or at www.wrcog.org or at the link below.

Waccamaw Local Plan 2020-2023

Comments on the plan should be submitted by September 22, 2020 in writing to the attention of:

Public Comment
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440

 

08.12.

$8.2M Available for COVID-Impacted Operations

$8.2M Available for COVID-Impacted Operations

Low Interest Loans for Businesses/Agribusinesses
GEORGETOWN, SC, August 10, 2020 – $8.2 million is available for low-interest loans to assist
businesses and agribusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loans can range from $50,000 to $750,000 and are available in 29 SC counties, including Georgetown,
Horry, and Williamsburg counties. Funding for the SC Business Loan Fund (SCBLF) has been provided
from the U.S. Economic Development Administration as part of the CARES Act.

J. Yancey McGill, Former Lieutenant Governor and Chairman of the Waccamaw Regional Council of
Governments (COG), was encouraged that COGs could assist businesses in this way. “As our business
community re-opens and faces challenges in the months ahead, this capital will be used to grow
jobs, strengthen supply chains, and aid in the economic recovery of our region and state.”

Waccamaw Regional COG is partnering with the administrator of the fund, the Catawba Regional COG,
based in Rock Hill. “We are glad to see the COGs working together to help our state’s businesses
recover,” said Catawba Regional COG Chairman Frank Hart, Supervisor of Union County. “We are
stronger when we support each other and work to efficiently and effectively deliver services to
business and the public, regardless of political boundaries.”

Loan proceeds may be used to acquire fixed assets, like buildings
and furniture, fixtures, and equipment, as well as inventory, technology, personal protective
equipment, and other working capital needs. The SCBLF can make loans in conjunction with or without
a company’s bank or credit union. Loans are underwritten by experienced commercial lenders and
Catawba Regional COG has made over $75 million of economic development loans throughout the state
of South Carolina. Borrowers will need two years of personal and business tax returns, a current
personal financial statement, and satisfactory personal credit to be considered for a SCBLF loan.

Waccamaw Regional COG (WRCOG.org) and Catawba Regional COG (CatawbaCOG.org) are part of a network
of ten COGs across the state of South Carolina (SCCOGS.org). The COGs are comprised of local
municipal and county governments within each region and support economic and community development
and provide a variety of services to members.

For more information or to inquire about a possible loan, please contact: Rusty Gaskins, at
RGaskins@WRCOG.org, Ed Brock, at EBrock@catawbacog.org, or Tyler Lewis, at TLewis@catawbacog.org.

06.15.

Special Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting Scheduled

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board has called a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:30am. Due to the Covid pandemic, the meeting will take place via video conference.

For information regarding this special meeting, please contact Ayla Hemeon, Workforce Development Director at 843-546-8502.

05.15.

Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting Scheduled (Conference Call Only)

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 via conference call only. This Conference Call Board Meeting will take place at 9:30am. Please call 843-546-8502 for additional information. The call-in information and meeting packet is listed below:

 

WDB Board Meeting – May 19
Tue, May 19, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 428-362-301

May 19 2020 Workforce Development Board Meeting

03.31.

Resource Guide for Small Businesses or Individuals Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

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:

https://www.sccommerce.com/doing-business-here/join-community/emergency-preparedness

 

 

 

 

03.25.

Tutorial and Video Guides to Filing for Unemployment Benefits

If you’re applying for unemployment benefits, please check out the tutorial guides and/or video guides to help you navigate the system.

Tutorial Links:
– https://www.dew.sc.gov/in…/apply-for-benefits/claims-process
• Creating a username and password.
• Registering an account.
• Filing your initial UI claim.
• Filing weekly claims.

Video Links:
– https://www.dew.sc.gov/individuals/tools/tutorial-videos
• 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.

03.17.

Applying for Unemployment Benefits Related to COVID-19? Q & A Guide:

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.

Resources
Go to dew.sc.gov and follow these links to learn more

1. The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.

 

 

03.16.

SC Works Offices in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties to Close Until Further Notice Beginning March 17, 2020

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.

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Phone: 843. 234. 9675


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Waccamaw Workforce Development Board

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.

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