Waccamaw Workforce Development Area

Georgetown, Horry, & Williamsburg Counties

 

Ayla Hemeon

Workforce Development Director

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

 

2016 – 2020


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

page

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary

2

Section I:

Workforce and Economic Analysis

4

Section II:

Strategic Visions and Goals

17

Section III:

Local Area Partnerships and Investment Strategies

20

Section IV:

Program Design and Evaluation

29

Section V:

Operations and Compliance

40

 

 

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was signed into law on July 22, 2014 and became effective July 1, 2015.    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.   The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is designed to help youth, job seekers and businesses.   The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires each Local Workforce Development Area to develop and submit to the Governor a comprehensive four-year local plan, in partnership with the Chief Elected Officials.  The local plan serves as a four-year action plan to develop, align, and integrate local area service delivery strategies with those that support the State’s strategic and operational goals. 

 

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area is a three-county Local Workforce Development Area including Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties.   The comprehensive SC Works Center is located in Conway, South Carolina with affiliate locations in Georgetown and Kingstree.

 

Sector partnerships will be an important strategy in the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area and within our region.  Waccamaw Workforce Development Area will focus its efforts on Health Care and Manufacturing forecasted in-demand industries and occupations.    In terms of having a comprehensive career pathways approach to building a talent pipeline for the in-demand occupations, Retail, particularly as it relates to Hospitality, will also be considered an existing in-demand industry that will provide a stepping-stone for upward movement into middle skill in-demand industries and occupations.

 

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board’s strategic vision for preparing an educated and skilled workforce inclusive of youth and individuals with barriers to employment in order to support the local area economic growth and economic self-sufficiency is to guide the Waccamaw workforce delivery system in developing a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy.

 

Strategic Goals:

 

1.      Create a workforce system that is relevant to business customers.

2.      Establish a sector partnership and career pathway model to grow the talent pipeline of new and emerging in-demand industries and occupations.

3.      Embrace a customer-centric methodology that serves diverse populations and informs improved processes and procedures.

4.      Identify industries that have sustainable wage and career opportunities.

5.      Support dynamic partner alignment and integration to better serve business customers and jobseeker clients.

6.      Document evidence-based return on investment through a performance management dashboard to track employment, retention, wages, and educational attainment.    

 

This plan demonstrates a strong partnership of funding streams, economic development leaders, educational institutions, chief elected officials, private business leaders, and community-based organizations that will work together to build a talent pipeline that meets the needs and expectations of business in the coming years.  

 


 

SECTION I:  Workforce and Economic Analysis

1.       An analysis of the regional labor market data and economic conditions, to include existing and emerging in-demand industry sectors and occupations, and the employment needs of employers in those existing and emerging in-demand industry sectors and occupations.  

 

Waccamaw participates on the Pee Dee Region planning group and worked with partner agencies to identify data and analyze potential in-demand sectors and occupations.   Health Care as noted in the following two charts was selected as the regional priority sector that will be the starting point for creating a pipeline needed to meet the employment needs of employers within the region.  

 

 

 

An analysis of industry comparisons and clusters clearly support the healthcare sector as an existing as well as emerging in-demand industry sector.    The Pee Dee Region information shows significant job growth and occupations that would be attainable to the targeted population of the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area.  

 

Following is specific data regarding Health Care and Manufacturing in the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area.

 

Regional/Industry Overview

 

 

Regional Overview

Horry County

Georgetown

Williamsburg County

Population 2021

334,497

61,552

30,543

Population Change %

+8%

+1%

-4%

Total Industry Jobs 2021

140,853

27,132

11,868

Total Industry Job Change %

+5%

+4%

+7%

Current Median Earnings

$37,236

$43,833

$41,624

Bachelor’s Degree +

48,267

11,180

2,263

Industry Overview

Health Care and Social Assistance

Jobs 2016

11,641

2,414

768

Job Change %

+18%

+9%

+21%

Earnings 2016

$57,590

$54,316

$29,678

% Demand Met in Region

66.6%

36.2%

14.8%

Ethnic Diversity %

25.8%

37.4%

54.4%

Manufacturing

Jobs 2016

3,131

2,287

2,455

Job Change %

+0%

+5%

+5%

Earnings 2016

$47,826

$75,590

$60,179

% Demand Met in Region

4.5%

6.3%

4.6%

Ethnic Diversity %

28.7%

37.2%

55.7%

 

South Carolina Nonfarm Industry Employment – Annual Averages 2009, 2014

 

Today’s economy requires analysis of statewide forecasted growth due to the commuting patterns of workers.    Below is data to support Waccamaw’s selection of health care and manufacturing as forecasted in-demand occupations.

Series Code

Title

2009

2014

2014-2009

Percent Growth

00000000

Total nonfarm

1,815,100

1,948,600

133,500

7.4%

05000000

Total private

1,467,500

1,592,300

124,800

8.5%

06000000

Goods-producing

305,400

316,300

10,900

3.6%

07000000

Service-providing

1,509,700

1,632,300

122,600

8.1%

08000000

Private service-providing

1,162,100

1,276,000

113,900

9.8%

10000000

Natural resources and mining

4,100

3,900

-200

-4.9%

20000000

Construction

87,500

82,300

-5,200

-5.9%

30000000

Manufacturing

213,800

230,100

16,300

7.6%

40000000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

348,200

373,100

24,900

7.2%

50000000

Information

27,200

26,500

-700

-2.6%

55000000

Financial activities

100,800

96,500

-4,300

-4.3%

60000000

Professional and business services

199,700

254,100

54,400

27.2%

65000000

Education and health services

208,400

225,800

17,400

8.3%

70000000

Leisure and hospitality

208,500

228,500

20,000

9.6%

80000000

Other services

69,400

71,700

2,300

3.3%

90000000

Government

347,600

356,300

8,700

2.5%

 

SOURCE:  US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (CES) Program

South Carolina Industry Employment Projections to 2022

Industry

2012 Estimated Employment

2022 Projected Employment

Total 2012-2022 Employment Change

Total Percent Change

Total, All Industries

1,983,585

2,212,392

228,807

11.54%

Construction

77,510

99,892

22,382

28.88%

Health Care and Social Assistance

225,765

284,803

59,038

26.15%

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

79,490

97,807

18,317

23.04%

Administrative and Support and Waste Management

139,778

168,228

28,450

20.35%

Transportation and Warehousing

50,860

59,728

8,868

17.44%

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

25,420

28,727

3,307

13.01%

Finance and Insurance

65,868

73,640

7,772

11.80%

Educational Services

164,216

182,632

18,416

11.21%

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

26,543

29,495

2,952

11.12%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

81,310

90,317

9,007

11.08%

Wholesale Trade

65,769

72,188

6,419

9.76%

Accommodation and Food Services

190,193

207,650

17,457

9.18%

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

1,148

1,246

98

8.54%

Utilities

12,125

13,108

983

8.11%

Retail Trade

226,368

243,921

17,553

7.75%

Information

25,715

27,332

1,617

6.29%

Public Administration-Local

68,729

72,819

4,090

5.95%

Management of Companies and Enterprises

16,435

17,332

897

5.46%

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

28,935

29,792

857

2.96%

Manufacturing

220,007

220,893

886

0.40%

Public Administration-State

41,162

41,003

-159

-0.39%

Public Administration-Federal

27,940

24,499

-3,441

-12.32%

SOURCE: SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Industry Employment Projections Program

By 2022 the Heath Care and Social Assistance industry will have the state’s largest share of employment overtaking the current leader, Retail Trade, due to its rapid expansion. Manufacturing and Accommodation and Food Services will remain the third and fourth largest sectors, respectively.   Following is specifics regarding growth of these industries in each of Waccamaw’s three counties including each County’s percent change in the forecasted in-demand industry, average earnings, and businesses that hire within each forecasted industry by size of business.  Analysis shows that jobs exist to support the investment in training dollars in the Health Care and Manufacturing sectors.

 

INDUSTRY SUMMARY FOR HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

Horry County, SC

 

11,641

17.6%

$57,590

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

32% below National average

Nation: 10.9%

Nation: $56,425

 

Georgetown County, SC

 

2,414

9.4%

$54,316

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

27% below National average

Nation: 10.9%

Nation: $56,425

 

Williamsburg County, SC

 

768

20.7%

$29,678

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

45% below National average

Nation: 10.9%

Nation: $56,425

 

 

 

TOP REGIONAL HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE BUSINESSES

 

Horry County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

Conway Medical Ctr

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Large (250+)

Grand Strand Regional Med Ctr

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Large (250+)

Mc Leod Loris

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Large (250+)

Lighthouse Care Ctr Of Conway

Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (622210)

Medium (50-249)

Waccamaw Eoc

Other Individual and Family Services (624190)

Medium (50-249)

 

 

Williamsburg County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

Williamsburg Regional Hospital

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Medium (50-249)

Mc Nair Memorial Rehab

Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (623110)

Medium (50-249)

Kingstree Nursing Facility

Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (623110)

Medium (50-249)

Lane Head Start

Child Day Care Services (624410)

Medium (50-249)

Williamsburg County Disability

Other Individual and Family Services (624190)

Small (0-49)

 

Georgetown County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

Georgetown Memorial Hospital

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Large (250+)

Waccamaw Community Hospital

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110)

Large (250+)

Prince George Healthcare Ctr

Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (623110)

Medium (50-249)

St Elizabeth Place

Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (623110)

Medium (50-249)

Lakes At Litchfield

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (623311)

Medium (50-249)

 

INDUSTRY SUMMARY FOR MANUFACTURING

 

Horry County, SC

 

3,131

.1%

$57,590

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

70% below National average

Nation: -2.8%

Nation: $79,107

 

Georgetown County, SC

 

2,287

5.3%

$75,590

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

11% below National average

Nation: -2.8%%

Nation: $79,107

 

Williamsburg County, SC

 

2,455

5.4%

$60,179

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2016-2021)

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2016)

181% below National average

Nation: -2.8%

Nation: $79,107

 

 

TOP REGIONAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES

 

Horry County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

Avx Corp

Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (334419)

Large (250+)

New South Co Inc

Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber,

and Planing (321912)

Large (250+)

Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Soft Drink Manufacturing

(312111)

Medium (50-249)

Metglas Inc

All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

(332999)

Medium (50-249)

Wolverine Brass Inc

Plumbing Fixture Fitting and

Trim Manufacturing (332913)

Medium (50-249)

 

Georgetown County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

International Paper Co

Paper (except Newsprint)

Mills (322121)

Large (250+)

3 V Chemical Corp

All Other Miscellaneous

Chemical Product and

Preparation Manufacturing

(325998)

Medium (50-249)

San-glass Fiberglass Co

Mineral Wool Manufacturing

(327993)

Medium (50-249)

Peddinghaus Corp

Machine Tool Manufacturing

(333517)

Medium (50-249)

 

Williamsburg County, SC

 

Business Name

Industry Name

Business Size

House Of Raeford Farms Inc

Poultry Processing (311615)

Medium (50-249)

Palmetto Synthetics Llc

Artificial and Synthetic Fibers

and Filaments Manufacturing

(325220)

Medium (50-249)

DSM Nutritional Products

Biological Product

(except Diagnostic)

Manufacturing (325414)

Medium (50-249)

Three D Metal Works Inc

Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing (332312)

Medium (50-249)

Pierce Machinery

Machine Shops (332710)

Medium (50-249)

 

Industry Change Summary – Health Care and Manufacturing

 

 

 


 

 

County

2016 Jobs

2021 Jobs

Change

% Change

2016 Average Earnings

2016 Payrolled Business Locations

Georgetown

4,701

5,048

347

7%

$64,667

285

Horry

14,772

16,821

2,049

14%

$55,520

838

Williamsburg

3,224

3,514

290

9%

$52,909

82

 

Industry Breakdown - 2016 Jobs

Industry

Georgetown

Horry

Williamsburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

2,414

11,641

768

Manufacturing

2,287

3,131

2,455

 

Industry Breakdown – 2021 Jobs

 

Industry

Georgetown

Horry

Williamsburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

2,640

13,686

927

Manufacturing

2,408

3,135

2,587

 

Industry Breakdown – % Change 2016 to 2021

Industry

Georgetown

Horry

Williamsburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

9%

18%

21%

Manufacturing

5%

0%

5%

 

Industry Breakdown – Payrolled Business Locations

 

Industry

Georgetown

Horry

Williamsburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

229

648

50

Manufacturing

56

838

82

 

 

Top Occupations – 2021 Jobs

 

 

Descriptions

Georgetown

Horry

Williamsburg

Personal Care Aides

354

847

138

Nursing Assistants

185

887

75

Registered Nurses

169

1514

97

Medical Assistants

142

630

16

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers,

124

134

71

Total

972

4,013

397

 

·         The knowledge and skills necessary to meet the employment needs of the employers in the region, including those in in-demand industry sectors and occupations;

 

Statewide, South Carolina showed the following educational levels.

South Carolina Measures of Labor Supply by Education Level

Education Level

OES 2013

% of Total

Estim2010 OEP Employment

% of Total

Estim2012 OEP Employment

% of Total

QWI 2013 Beg Qtr Employ 25+

% of Total

Less than high school

531,300

29%

485,840

28%

559,324

29%

208,446

13%

High school diploma or equivalent

781,960

43%

766,313

45%

792,736

41%

486,671

31%

Some college or associate's

197,110

11%

187,200

11%

222,246

11%

507,458

33%

Bachelor's or higher

302,080

17%

282,491

16%

364,675

19%

354,044

23%

Total

1,812,450

100%

1,721,844

100%

1,938,981

100%

1,556,620

100%

Education Level

CPS 2013 Labor Force*

% of Total

CPS 2013 Employed*

% of Total

CPS 2013 Unemployed*

% of Total

ACS 2013 Employed Ages 25-64

% of Total

Less than high school

146,000

8%

128,200

7%

17,900

15%

142,921

8%

High school diploma or equivalent

557,700

30%

514,800

29%

42,900

37%

442,642

26%

Some college or associate's

522,500

28%

487,900

28%

34,900

30%

571,198

34%

Bachelor's or higher

648,500

35%

628,500

36%

20,000

17%

537,601

32%

Total

1,874,700

100%

1,759,400

100%

115,700

100%

1,694,362

100%

Education Level

CPS 2013 Labor Force**

% of Total

CPS 2013 Employed**

% of Total

CPS 2013 Unemployed**

% of Total

Less than high school

207,750

10%

173,153

9%

34,597

21%

High school diploma or equivalent

644,249

30%

582,187

29%

62,062

37%

Some college or associate's

649,328

30%

602,449

30%

46,879

28%

Bachelor's or higher

679,471

31%

657,004

33%

22,467

14%

Total

2,180,797

100%

2,014,792

100%

166,005

100%

SOURCES: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) & SCDEW, Occupational Employment Projections (OEP) Program, Occupational Employment Statistics Program (OES);

U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Quarterly Workforce Indicators Data (QWI) Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program, Current Population Survey (CPS),

American Community Survey (ACS).

Notes: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

* Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Average for Persons aged 25 years and older

** Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Average for Persons aged 16 years and older

 

Data for the Pee Dee region provided typical entry level education requirements for the majority of healthcare occupations such as Registered Nurses require an Associate’s Degree while Personal Care Aides require certification/licenses.   The majority of manufacturing jobs require certification/licenses but do not require college level degrees.

·         An analysis of the current workforce in the region, including employment and unemployment data, labor market trends, and the educational and skill levels of the workforce, including individuals with barriers to employment; and,

 

Employment and Unemployment Labor Force

An important component of the economy is the labor force in South Carolina.  By definition, the labor force measures people at their resident location and equals the sum of the employed and the unemployed.

Employment in South Carolina declined sharply during the “Great Recession” but surpassed its pre- recession highs after years of slow, steady growth. The steady increases in employment encouraged more individuals to join the labor force and since early 2014, the state’s labor force has experienced solid growth.

The labor force rose from 2005 to 2007 when it dipped slightly. It ascended to a high of 2,166,582 in March 2009 before it fell again. The labor force remained fairly stable at about 2,172,000 from mid-2011 until the first quarter of 2014 when it began rising again to reach an all-time high of 2,245,987 in March 2015.

Unemployment and Employment

The unemployment rate is the percent of the labor force that is unemployed. In South Carolina, the unemployment rate remained relatively steady at approximately 6.7 percent from 2005 through the third quarter of 2006 when it fell to a pre-recession low of 5.6 percent in May and June of 2007. In early 2008, the rate began to climb and accelerated in the fall of that year to reach a high of 11.7 percent by December 2009 and January 2010. The unemployment rate then began to fall, reaching 6.1 percent in early 2014. At that point, the rate rose modestly to 6.7 percent in March 2015 as the job recovery enticed people to join the workforce.  

Employment

Employment steadily rose over the period 2005 to 2008 where it reached its early recession high of 2,007,667 in January 2008. Employment declined by almost 112,000 people from January 2008 to November 2009 as the recession intensified. Since that low, employment has steadily risen by more than 200,000 to reach a record high of 2,096,110 in March 2015.

 

South Carolina Projected Average Annual Job Openings by Career Cluster, 2012-2022

Career Cluster

Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctorate

Total

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

45

86

-

131

Architecture & Construction

211

34

463

708

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

126

16

274

416

Business, Management and Administration

2,008

7

2,015

Education & Training

94

178

2,373

574

370

3,589

Finance

1,179

1,179

Government & Public Administration

158

24

182

Health Science

2,395

2,438

494

305

905

6,537

Hospitality & Tourism

120

120

Human Service

270

21

334

161

786

Information Technology

86

886

972

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

214

159

15

214

602

Manufacturing

224

293

517

Marketing

629

629

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

1,160

19

10

1,189

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

857

18

82

957

Grand Total

4,391

3,288

10,261

1,090

1,499

20,529

 

SOURCE: BLS, SCDEW, Occupational Employment Projections (OEP), 2012-2022 Projections

South Carolina Postsecondary Completers by Career Cluster 2012-2013

Career Clusters

Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's