DEW Executive Director Statement August 2019

by Kristin Coulter | Sep 20, 2019

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2019

DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement

August 2019 Employment Situation

“South Carolina’s numbers continue to be strong as the unemployment rate drops and the number of individuals working consistently reaches new records. While this is great news for the state, it creates challenges for employers in filling open jobs. Fortunately, employers in this tight labor market have incentives to hire individuals who are considered at-risk or have had challenges with employment,” said Dan Ellzey, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “The Federal Bonding Program provided through our agency, offers businesses insurance in the form of $5,000-$25,000 fidelity bond coverage to protect employers. It is no cost to the business or the worker and requires no paperwork to become insured. This program gives those employers an incentive that protects their assets when hiring at-risk job applicants.”


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