Register Now: Workforce Development Partnership Symposium

Don’t let workforce development puzzle you.

If you’re interested in advancing our state’s workforce, mark your calendar for this year’s South Carolina Workforce Development Partnership Symposium February 25-27 at the Columbia Marriott Hotel.

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This annual event is a great opportunity to hear best practices, collaborate on future endeavors, and learn about workforce innovations to help your business prosper and improve the lives of South Carolinians .

Nearly 300 individuals from every level of South Carolina’s workforce system attend each year including: businesses, State and Local Workforce Investment Board members, elected officials, workforce professionals, staff from partner agencies, economic development, and community-based organizations.

With your business’ participation and support, South Carolina can solve the workforce development puzzle.

We hope to see you there!

Click here for Conference Registration:

Early Bird Registration:  $150 After February 16, 2015  $175

On-Site Registration: $200

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

The Columbia Marriott (800) 593-6465 or (803) 771-7000

Government Rate:  $94* *Plus Applicable Taxes *

February 5 Deadline for Government Rate

Libraries Can Connect You with the Right Job Search Resources

National Library Week, which lasts through April 19, provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful resources libraries bring to our communities.

In fact, public libraries throughout South Carolina offer excellent job search resources, and more than 70 serve as Connection Points for SC Department of Employment and Workforce and SC Works services. Along with computer access, the Connection Points include printed resources and online tutorials to assist individuals search for jobs and file unemployment claims.

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About 30 percent of Americans who use libraries say that job search services are important to them, according to a recent Pew Research Center report on public library engagement in our country.

Many S.C. libraries also offer workshops and other resources designed to help you find employment.  Check out a sampling from around the state:

To find a DEW Connection Point at library near you, visit this page. Search for your closest public library on the SC State Library’s directory.