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1 Welcome to the SC Works Pee Dee Center Orientation
This presentation is designed to introduce our services and provide you with information that can help you in your career search.

2 The SC Works Center is focused on understanding YOUR needs and is committed to meeting those needs:
Job seekers are treated in a caring, respectful manner Services are delivered with a sense of urgency All customers have the opportunity to know their skills and obtain the best possible job with their skills

3 SC Works Pee Dee Centers are staffed by partnering organizations in your neighborhood that want to see you succeed in your job search, choice, and promotion.

4 Darlington County Florence County Marion County Marlboro County
SC Works - Hartsville Center 1319 South Fourth Street, Hartsville, SC Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm SC Works - Florence Center 1558 West Evans Street, Florence, SC Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm Marion County Marlboro County SC Works - Marion Center 2413 East Highway 76, Marion, SC Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm SC Works - Bennettsville Center 460 Highway 9 West, Bennettsville, SC Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm

5 Access Points Chesterfield County Dillon County
119 West Main Street, Chesterfield (Library) Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm 318 Front Street, Cheraw (Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC) Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm Dillon County Florence County – Lake City 2204 Highway 301 South, Dillon (NETC Campus) Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm 209 Graham Road, Lake City (LifeLong Learning Center) Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5 pm

6 When visiting SC Works Centers:
Bring your POSITIVE attitude! Avoid bringing children, if possible, so that we are able to have your undivided attention. Dress as if you are going to an interview. Employers often recruit in the Centers.

7 RESOURCE CENTER Job seekers can use the Resource Center to search for jobs, post resumes and research online information for career planning and employment opportunities. Don’t know how to use a computer? We offer Basic Computer classes to assist with your job search.

8 SEARCH FOR JOBS The MOST comprehensive website for individuals seeking a job in the Pee Dee region or in South Carolina is Register here and you can do these things and more: Create and save resumes Create and save job searches and skill assessments Keep records of job applications Create files on employers and much more!

Our free workshops will allow you to learn how to: Write a more effective resume Use networking to find your next job Dress for the job you want And much more A different topic may be scheduled each day; just select the one that interests you, register/sign up and plan to attend. Register in advance by calling your local SC Works Center.

Our Workshop schedules are posted for review in the SC Works Centers or you may view them online at

In the Resource Room, you have free access to software that can help you increase your basic reading/math skills, WorkKeys skills, job search skills, etc. Ask for assistance to access: Career Ready 101 (Keytrain, career exploration, positive work behaviors, and greater capacity to develop resumes, conduct job searches, and succeed in interviews).  Aztec Learning System (Skills Upgrading, GED preparation) SCOIS (Career Information, Assessments) Mavis Beacon (typing speed & accuracy) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

12 WORKKEYS WorkKeys is a job skills’ assessment system measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable for any occupation, skilled or professional, and at any level of education. When you use WorkKeys to show you are ready for work, you have an advantage with employers who accept or require job applicants to have WorkKeys in order to ensure that all their workers have needed skills. Many Pee Dee Employers require that you be WorkKeys tested. Testing is provided in the SC Works Florence Center and by limited scheduling in the other centers. For more information and to schedule to take WorkKeys, contact the WorkKeys Administrator for SC Works Pee Dee at  (843)

13 PARTNER SERVICES At the SC Works Center, you will have access to many services OR we can personally refer you. Here are a few of the partners and partner programs that may assist you: TANF If you need to apply for cash, food, Medicaid, please contact your local Department of Social Services or visit

Enabling eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain competitive employment. Individuals with disabilities who are able to work can also receive personal career search assistance. VR programs can help you review all available options and work with employers to provide a productive work environment.

15 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA) WIA provides opportunities to eligible individuals who do not find suitable employment after using the services available to them in the Resource Center. WIA does not pay you to go to school, but it does offer scholarships to various training programs that lead to higher paying jobs in the following Career Clusters for our area – Advanced Manufacturing/Technology, Health Care, Customer Service, Transportation, Construction and Administrative/Information Technology Support.

WIA (Ages 16-21) For eligible youth, WIA programs are available to improve the educational, job preparation, and leadership skills necessary to lead to a successful career as an adult. For information contact: Darlington County Schools WIA at (843) Paxen Learning Corporation at (843) (Serves Chesterfield, Dillon, most of Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties). Florence School District #3 (Lake City) at (843) , ext. 1080 JOB CORPS (Ages 16-24) Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Need a fresh start? Join Job Corps and live away from home and receive hands-on career training and education.

17 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SCDEW in partnership with SC Works provides all jobseekers with career counseling, job referrals, testing and training services, and resume-writing assistance. Free tools to assist employers include training opportunities, posting job openings, recruiting and screening candidates and reviewing job market trends. See Employment Representatives in the SC Works Centers.

Veterans (and their spouses) can receive assistance through job referrals, training, and career management. We also offer a wide range of services to veterans with barriers to employment. We collaborate with organizations to enhance job placement opportunities, including businesses, VA medical centers community based organizations and reserve guard units. Call to speak with a Veterans Representative. NATIONAL GUARD The National Guard has a broad network of resources and services to find jobs, training and employment opportunities for Service Members and their Family. The Employment Services program provides local resources and assistance to Service Members and their families who are seeking employment, a transition to a new career or further their education.

If you lost your job because of foreign competition, you may be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. These are additional services designed to help you return to work as quickly as possible. There are important deadlines associated with many TAA benefits and services. When you are notified that you are potentially eligible for TAA benefits, it is important that you visit your closest SC Works Center and complete an application as soon as possible. Failure to meet your deadlines may result in losing your TAA benefits.

We have dedicated AARP and Experience Works volunteers who work with local companies that are seeking the skills and experience of workers age 55+. AARP Foundation ( ) and Experience Works ( ) also assist low-income seniors, many with multiple barriers to employment, to get the training needed to find good jobs.

SC Works Centers also offer services for employers in the local communities. Employers are an important part of the workforce system. Job Postings – Online, phone call, fax, in-person Applicant screening and referral Professional Testing (Typing, Basic Skills, Microsoft Office) Customized Recruitment Job Fairs Provision of Labor Market Information Interviewing Space, Scheduling Provision of information and referral related to: Tax Credits Community Resources Federal Bonding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Veterans services On-the-Job Training Rapid Response services WorkKeys testing & profiling services, upgrading for employees


23 CUSTOMER SERVICE Our goal is to offer you services in ways that meet your employment needs. Please provide feedback on your experience with us so that we can continuously improve. Please ask for a customer survey if one is not made available to you. Our job is not done until you are employed!

24 Thank you for your time and allowing us to introduce our services.
QUESTIONS? Thank you for your time and allowing us to introduce our services. If you have questions about SC Works services, please ask one of our Center staff or visit our website at

25 For Information on: Contact:
Senior Community Service Employment Programs for individuals ages 55 and over AARP Foundation ( ) Experience Works ( ) Department of Employment & Workforce: Employment Services, Veterans Workforce Programs, Federal Bonding, TAA Contact your local SC Works Center or log into your account at  Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Department of Social Services (DSS): TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps) SNAP 2 Work, JUMMP, Project Hope Contact your local DSS office or visit Adult Education, GED, Literacy Activities Visit your local Adult Education office Vocational Rehabilitation Act Programs Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation office or visit  Workforce Investment Act (WIA Assistance) Your local SC Works Center –see slide 3 for locations in the Pee Dee Region  Northeastern Technical College (NETC)  Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC)  Telamon (843)  Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC (CMEOC) or call  Pee Dee Community Action Agency (PDCAA) or call  Darlington County Community Action Agency (DCCAA) or call Florence Housing Authority  

26 TTY: Relay Service Dial 711
The Workforce Investment Act is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY: Relay Service Dial 711

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