Wednesday, November 27, 2013
SC Works Dorchester remained focused on putting South Carolinians back to work this fall. S.C. Works Dorchester facilitated last month the re-employment of 119 individuals, bringing the program year total to nearly 800 re-employed.
The staff from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program was also successful in assisting 11 individuals in meeting their employment goals. For those becoming employed within the transportation, healthcare, retail, IT, and other sectors, the average hourly rate achieved was $13.57.
Additionally, WIA staff oversaw the completion of four individuals in training (2 in healthcare and 2 in IT services).
Other partners within the center continue to see a strong demand for re-employment and business services. SC Works Dorchester held four well-attended job fairs for area staffing firms that were seeing a surge in demand for experienced CDL drivers, warehouse/logistics workers, and other positions. Due to a surge in local hiring, staff increased the number of new job orders placed into the SC Works job system (ww.scworks.org). As the local economy continues to improve, staff at SC Works will ensure that area businesses have the workforce they need to succeed.