Business Resources

Consider this your go-to resource for all things workforce related! Whether it’s recruiting new employees, finding transportation solutions for your team members, or extending training opportunities, we have a community partner ready to help. Charleston hospitality industry, let’s get to work!

EDUCATION AND TRAINING-FREE

Explore Charleston and Lowcountry Hospitality Association                Free On Line Training

Your Education Team will present the following webinars on April 2.  These are:

All sessions will be recorded for later viewing at your convenience. We will send the link to the webinars next week. Finally, if you have not had a chance to take our short education needs survey, you can connect to it here. We need to hear from YOU!

ServSafe

Free courses and resources for restaurants and foodservice workers.  Connect here.

BUSINESS PROFESSORS ON CALL FOR FREE

The Charleston Metro Chamber is partnering with the College of Charleston School of Business to provide resources to help your business navigate through this difficult time.

School of Business faculty will be available to help provide guidance and insight based on their area of expertise to businesses in need.

To submit your request, please click here.

CARES ACT

COVID-3 Final Text for relief from the Federal Government

CARES ACT FINAL TEXT

And as of 3/27/2020 it has been approved by Senate and Congress, now it’s going to President Trump.

National Restaurant Association Update on CARES Act

Bullet points on what this means to your business and employees

COVID-19 GENERAL RESOURCES

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has prepared a helpful COVID-19 resources page to include industry-specific guidelines and guidance from ServSafe regarding safety protocols and best practices.  https://restaurant.org/Covid19

American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has gathered an excellent Prevention & Preparedness guide surrounding COVID-19 to include detailed suggestions about employee safety, decontamination, and guest communications.  

Other dependable sources of information:

  • South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)

https://scdhec.gov/health/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

  • Local Restaurants Open for Delivery/To-go

https://www.charlestoncvb.com/blog/charleston-openings

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is now offering free screenings for COVID-19.  https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html  

 

DEPRESSED? STRESSED? THERE IS HELP!

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center

We are specialists in emergency mental health care, from our innovative psychiatric urgent care program to our 24/7 emergency response team. If you or a loved one are in crisis you can call us at 843-414-2350.

Community Crisis Response and Intervention

To enhance the crisis services array to include a statewide community crisis on site emergency psychiatric screening and assessment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255.  We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Suicide and Crisis Services – United Way Resources

United Way Association of South Carolina.
Get Connected. Get Answers.

 

EMPLOYER BENEFIT PLAN OPTIONS

From Beckham Insurance:

I want to keep you up to speed on your COVID 19 employer benefit plan options specifically related to layoffs, reduction in hours , leaves of absence, premium payment grace periods, COBRA, and individual medical insurance options. Below are general talking points and ATTACHED is an insurance carrier specific reference page and a legal memo on employer Best practices leave of absence from the attorney we use for legal guidance; Jason Cogdill.
I welcome each of you to call me and discuss your specific situation and needs.  We are here to help. (And please support our local businesses when possible!)  Marshall Beckham 843.766.3393

General Talking points-

1. Leaves of Absence, reduction in hours, and terminations – :  Expect a lot of flexibility on this for the next 90 days and beyond.  Generally speaking, insurance carriers are allowing employers who have employees with reduced hours or who were temporarily sent home with or without pay to stay on the plan up to 90 days (possibly beyond) without having to terminate benefits coverage or pursue COBRA.  The employer will still be responsible for the monthly premiums so you may need to work out a payment plan with those employees impacted.  For terminated employees, you will go through the benefit termination process as you have always done and those terminated employees will have access to COBRA, state continuation or can purchase an individual policy (with subsidy assistance) through my office.  Additionally, insurance carriers will be flexible within 90 days (and possibly beyond) allowing those terminated employees to re-enroll when they are re-hired.  Please read the attached LEGAL MEMO on employer BEST PRACTICE FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE. 
2. Premium Payment Grace Periods – Currently, there is a 30 day grace period to pay group insurance premiums.  Another item that’s likely to receive more flexibility in the near future.
3. Individual Coverage –  Terminated employees can purchase individual coverage with our assistance. Based on stated income some may be eligible for premium assistance subsidies.   Our team is standing by to assist at 1.800.307.9129  or use our link https://www.southcarolinablues.com/web/nonsecure/shop/home/Annual+Individual+and+Family/Discover/Discover?ref=XHEW22
ATTACHED
1. Legal guidance memo on employer Best Practices for Leave of Absence
2.  Insurance Carrier Specific Guidelines

SC DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES - FOOD STAMPS

You should be eligible for SCCAP if:

  • you currently receive a Supplemental Security (SSI) Check
  • you live alone, or if you live with other people but are responsible for purchasing and preparing meals for yourself only
  • you have no earned income.

How do I apply?

  • Complete a SCCAP application form (click here)
  • Submit in the self-addressed envelope that will be provided for you or
  • Mail it to SCCAP, South Carolina Department of Social Services, P.O. BOX 1520, Columbia, SC, 29202-1520.

If you are eligible, you’ll receive benefits the month following the date your application is received. You will be notified in writing.
You’ll receive a set amount of SNAP benefits each month (with annual cost-of-living adjustments) and may receive them as long as you continue to receive SSI and your household living arrangement remains the same.
Calculator
If you would like to see whether or not you’re eligible for benefits and what amount they might be, you can use the calculator on the SCMAPP website*.

*By continuing to the SNAP calculator, I acknowledge that I understand that only my local Department of Social Services can make the final decision about my SNAP benefits, and that the results provided by the SNAP Benefit Calculator may not be representative of my official benefit assessment.

SC DEPT. OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE

If your work is affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own.  Click through instructions that walk you through the registration and application portal.

The Unemployment Insurance claims process is 100 percent online – you do not have to visit an SC Works center to file for benefits. There is no “in-person” process. While the SC Works centers have computer labs available for people to use, out of respect for social distancing, many of those centers are only offering phone services at this time – and those phone services are for job-seeking assistance. Those individuals cannot view a claimant’s account.

If you need assistance applying for benefits, claims representatives are available at 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

DEW has the following communication lines set up for employers.  Employers will be able to send their questions directly to the unemployment office.  The call turn-around is pretty quick.    The folks in this office are equipped to answer detail questions. 
866-831-1724 option 1
803-737-2532 (Employer phone line only)


Applying for Benefits

If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Follow the links below to learn about the claims process including how to apply for benefits, how to register for work and how to do the required work searches.


Resources

Follow these links to learn more or click the video link below to view a tutorial.

1. The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.

Video Resource

MyBenefitsVideo Tutorial | Learn how to create an account, apply for benefits and file a weekly claim.

covid19 and unemployement benefits (1)

SC WORKS

WELCOME TO SC WORKS ONLINE SERVICES

We’re happy to put this tool to work for you, fueled by South Carolina’s largest workforce development database. If you are looking for a job, you’ll find a wealth of information – starting with thousands of positions listed by employers all over the state – to help in your job search. If you’re an employer, you can use this tool to post positions, search for candidates and review job market trends.

SC Works Online Services links all of South Carolina’s state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are the SC Department of Employment and Workforce and South Carolina’s 12 Workforce Investment Boards, which administer SC Works Centers throughout the State of South Carolina.

159 Your Unemployment Insurance Benefits

162 Logging into your Claimant Self-Service Portal

151 How to Claim Weekly Unemployment Benefits

163 How to Complete your Job Search Requirements

SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER ASSISTANCE

U.S. Small Business Administration

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Who can apply?

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

Learn More

 

TELEHEATH VIRTUAL CARE PROVIDERS

Several South Carolina health systems are offering telehealth options to the public. These options are available to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in South Carolina. In order to access the free consult, use the promo code COVID19.

ALOHA/NCR POS CLEANING FOR COVID-19

NCR products are purpose built for retail and hospitality environments. We recognize that part of normal usage of our products involves people touching the equipment. We recommend 70% isopropyl alcohol solution which should not damage touchscreens. It is important to follow application guidelines in product publications. Additional information on disinfecting and cleaning surfaces can be gathered at CDC.gov and WHO.int. Many of our products contain additional plastic and metal surfaces that are not part of the core touch technology. We recommend cleaning those surfaces with soap, water and bleach solution (bleach can damage clothing). NCR recognizes that there are non-NCR third-party hardware devices, and we recommend following the instructions as provided by those vendors.

Cleaning NCR HW COVID19 Instructions

Aloha Coronavirus COVID19 Pandemic Customer Communication

SPOTON

At SpotOn, we are committed to helping you through these uncertain times. Most states have passed mandates on Food & Beverage institutions restricting them to exclusively online ordering / take-out business.

We want to help you by incorporating the Online Ordering capabilities built into the SpotOn Restaurant point-of-sale system—with no upfront costs.

To get started, we’ll work with you to build an online ordering menu on your website ASAP, and configure a temporary setup for fulfilling online orders in tandem with your existing POS or payment device, or with a free SpotOn Mobile card reader. Then, when the storm has passed, we’ll upgrade your POS system to the proper end-to-end configuration you deserve to actually run your business.

You won’t be billed any setup or software fees for the year. We’re not looking to take advantage of a difficult situation, but rather doing our part so we can all get through this together. When we say your business is our business, we genuinely mean it.

Contact-

Alana Hockenhull
[email protected]

IHEART MEDIA PUBLIC SERVICE OFFERING

iHeart Media wants to support the local food and bev industry as much as possible during these times!  Local Lock Guide is an overview of the product.   In an effort to allow our advertisers to more quickly and easily communicate with their customers in their local communities, as a public service, iHeart Media will be offering a 60-DAY FREE TRIAL Local Lock Subscription.  This service will allow advertisers to update their listings to show: adjusted hours of operation, pick-up or delivery offerings, online purchasing etc.

If interested or any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Priest at [email protected]

FOOD DONATIONS to MUSC

How can I support MUSC’s physicians, nurses and other employees by donating food?

When MUSC receives donated goods and services, including food, appropriate precautions must be in place to ensure the safety of all involved. If you are interested in making donations of food – either in bulk or meals for MUSC employees – please send an email to [email protected]. A response will be provided within a 24-hour business day.

To submit on line click here.

EXPLORE CHARLESTON

Hospitality training programs offered:

Customer Service Training

Charleston Area Destination Education and Training (CADET)

Sales & Hospitality Industry Networking & Education (SHINE)

To enroll contact Suzanne Wallace [email protected] 843-805-3057

 

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

Make sure to take advantage of your National Restaurant Association membership benefits:

Training and Engagement Events

Manage my Restaurant

Issues and Advocacy

News and Research

South Carolina Statistics

 

 

SERVSAFE FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER CERTIFICATION

1 Free Course and Exam per membership year

We have partnered with The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College to extend this offer to you as well as allow you to add any additional certifications at a discounted rate.  To enroll contact Jenny Peppler [email protected] 843-958-3636

ServSafe Registration

TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE-CONTINUING EDUCATION

Tempt their taste buds with exciting new flavors and cooking techniques!  Continuing education courses for professionals, earn a culinary certificate from Trident Technical College Culinary Institute.

Palmer Campus, 66 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403

https://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/programs/catalog/culinary.htm

UPSTANDER TRAINING

It is 100% FREE, only an hour, and we come to you!

Show your patrons and the community that your establishment is committed to preventing sexual harassment, violence, and drug-facilitated sexual assault.

Alcohol is the #1 drug used in drug-facilitated sexual assaults. National law enforcement statistics report that drug-facilitated sexual assaults are on the rise. With Charleston’s college presence, and with over 50% of college student assaults involving alcohol, it is extremely important that restaurant and bar staff are involved in the effort to intervene in risky situations and prevent sexual assault.

How do we do that? By Raising the Bar with the UPstander Training!

UPstander Training by People Against Rape is for anyone in the food and beverage industry interested in acquiring the skills to intervene in risky situations and keep their patrons safe.

Raise the Bar

ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

Sadly our nation has seen too many active and mass shooter incidents and they have happened in the hospitality industry.  Do you know the best practices in the event you find your business, employees, and customers become targets of an active shooter?

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT Video

Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties Text to 911 Instructions

 

 

If you are being quiet in an emergency and need to text 911 instead of call 911 do you and your employees know how?

911 Educating the counties of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley

 

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state and nation.

At the Career Center, our goal is to assist you in recruiting our students/alumni for internships, full-time, part-time, seasonal, and volunteer opportunities. Through career fairs, job/ internship/volunteer postings, on-campus interviews, and information sessions, the Career Center will help you connect with students and alumni interested in opportunities with your organization.

JEREMY CLEMENT, MBA, PMP, Internship Coordinator
[email protected]
843.953.5455

TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE / THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CHARLESTON

Employers across the nation and the Lowcountry report an increasingly difficult time in filling middle-skill (technical training) jobs. In South Carolina, where 53 percent of all jobs require middle-skill training, there is a severe lack of properly trained workers. As more workers retire, the trend is growing.

To help address this issue, Trident Technical College’s Apprenticeship office partners with local employers who are interested in starting registered apprenticeships with the United States Department of Labor. Through that partnership we can train the next generation of skilled workers.

MITCHELL HARP, Director of Apprenticeship Programs
[email protected]
843.574.6979

CARTA

Free Dash Shuttle Downtown Charleston, regular routes, express routes, and airport routes.

https://www.ridecarta.com/

Park & Ride Lot Locations

North Charleston – Super K Mart parking lot on Rivers Avenue and Festival Center parking lot at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road                  

Mount Pleasant – Walmart at Wando Crossing/ Walmart at Oakland Plantation                      

West Ashley – Citadel Mall (Main sheltered bus stop at Orleans Rd. Target)                              

James Island – Walmart on Folly Road                                                                Summerville– Dorchester Village Shopping Center (Near Money Man Pawn Shop)         

Downtown Charleston – 999 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403

CHARLESTON MOVES - JUST RIDE

Charleston Moves is a nonprofit organization that encourages mobility by bicycle and on foot for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston — our people, neighborhoods, business districts and

overall economic competitiveness.

The Just Ride program is a special $5 per year membership option within the Holy Spokes system that allows people to self-identify as low to moderate income. The goal is to encourage more bike-based commuting by offering a rate accessible to more income levels.  New bike stations are also being added above the Crosstown.

DISCOUNTED PARKING VOUCHERS

City of Charleston offers a 20% discount on parking vouchers.  Here’s how it works!  Buy $100.00 worth of vouchers and get them for $80.00.  To purchase and find out more about where to redeem vouchers contact:

Mark Aakhus [email protected]   843-724-7402

City of Charleston Parking Information

Download the free app to get live garage availability.  Park Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLAT RATE PARKING GARAGES

Parking on the Peninsula

ABM Parking / City of Charleston Garages

$7.00 flat rate after 3:00pm *they will prorate the rate if parked before 3:00pm

$5.00 flat rate begins at 5:00pm

Visitor Center Garage 63 Mary Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Queen Street Garage 93 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

 

$5.00 flat rate after 5:00pm *they will prorate the rate if parked before 5:00pm

East Bay Garage 25 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Majestic Square Garage 211 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Questions?  Contact Dennis Garrett, GM of ABM Parking.

[email protected]

843-805-3232

HOLY SPOKES

The Charleston Bike Share!

Holy Spokes

HAH!

How About Here!

Connecting drivers in search of parking to private owners and local businesses with space to share.
Hah is a mobile app that connects drivers in search of parking to private owners and local businesses with space to share.

HOP

HOP operates Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 am – 1:00 am, Friday – Saturday from 6:00 am – 2:00 am.  The parking lot is located at 997 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403 and costs a flat rate of $5.00.  The shuttle is FREE.  Be sure to download the TRANSIT APP for live bus arrival updates.

CARTA Schedule and Information

HOP information Poster for  your business

 

 

INTERACTIVE BIKE MAP

City of Charleston’s Interactive Bike Map Application

The application was created by the City of Charleston in an effort to inform residents and visitors about the bicycling infrastructure within Charleston. Our bike parking, facilities, and shops are all displayed as features on the map and can be identified with a single mouse click. Please take the time to explore the application, or use it as a tool for planning your next bike trip.

Interactive Bike Map

 

LOWCOUNTRY GO

Lowcountry Go, a recently launched commuter services program, connects real people with real commuter solutions in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.  Employees register and are connected with fellow commuters to share in the cost.

Lowcountry Go

LYFT

Lyft introduced the ability to add an extra stop to Lyft rides.  Just add your stop into the app and your route will instantly update — making it a seamless experience for you and your driver.

Lyft Add-a-Stop

UBER

Multiple Destinations lets you add up to two extra stops along your route. It’s never been easier to pick up or drop off friends.

Multiple Stops with Uber

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS

At Reference Services Inc. we feel like you deserve to KNOW it all.

In background screening, our success-your success-hinges on three things….

Quality of Data, Customer Service, and Compliance Expertise.

We are a USA company with a local office right here in Charleston, SC. Our corporate office and customer service is in the heart of America and always has a representative available for a live conversation with no recordings.

We expertly uncover criminal records and other important information that other companies routinely miss. In fact, we do it often, and it’s earned us the business of many valued partners. Our Scope of services, investment in extensive data resources and a skilled team ensure you’ve got the power to make informed hiring decisions and make the best hire – the first time.

At Reference Services, Inc. you will be treated as our partner. We are not looking for short term relationships, or willing to compromise our service. We will treat you as if your business is our business. You will be cared for by a customer service team that can’t be beat. We don’t use call centers or “out of the US” services. You will be known by name and will be treated with a sense of urgency and friendly care that you deserve.

We are one of the few National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accredited background screening companies. To become accredited you must undergo a strenuous onsite audit conducted by an independent auditing firm. This means you can expect nothing less then excellence from RSI.

Please Contact Sherry Pearson at 843-810-3166 or email [email protected] for more information and a value added rate for being a member of the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association.

www.referenceservices.com

BARRIER ISLANDS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

Everyone deserves a little southern hospitality – especially Charleston’s hospitality workers.  Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is now available to uninsured hospitality employees who work downtown on the peninsula in addition to residents of Folly Beach, James Island, Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island.  Here’s to staying healthy for FREE!

Download these informative fliers to distribute to your employees:

HIP FLIER HIP Bookmark

HIP POSTER

BENS FRIENDS

Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

Mickey Bakst [email protected]

Steve Palmer [email protected]

https://www.bensfriendshope.com/

CHARLESTON CENTER

Substance abuse prevention, intervention, education and treatment center

https://cc.charlestoncounty.org/

Dr. Chandra Brown, Director 843-958-3300

24 hour Help Line 843-722-0100 or [email protected]

CHARLESTON DORCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

To support the recovery of people with mental illnesses

http://www.charlestondorchestermhc.org/

Debbie Blalock, Director

24 hour Help Line 843-414-2350

Charleston Clinic 843-852-4100

Dorchester Clinic 843-873-5063

IRS FORMS FOR WORKERS

Form W – 4 

Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay. Consider completing a new Form W-4 each year and when your personal or financial situation changes.

 Form W 4

Form 1099-MISC

File Form 1099-MISC for each person to whom you have paid during the year:

  • at least $10 in royalties or broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest;
  • at least $600 in:
    • rents;
    • services performed by someone who is not your employee;
    • prizes and awards;
    • other income payments;
    • medical and health care payments;
    • crop insurance proceeds;
    • cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) you purchase from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish;
    • generally, the cash paid from a notional principal contract to an individual, partnership, or estate;
    • payments to an attorney; or
    • any fishing boat proceeds,

Form I 9

LOWCOUNTRY COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY

Offers training courses for individuals and groups on handling crisis situation.  There is no fee for any of their services.

Chaplain Rob Dewey [email protected] 843-720-9600

http://lowcountrychaplains.org/

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Free courses to raise your awareness to mental health and substance abuse problems.

Tanya Ray [email protected] or by phone at 843-852-4100

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE

Tired of paying high rent prices?  Movement Mortgage is offering low down payment mortgages for those who qualify.

Ellen Christine Frazier [email protected] 

(843) 405-0437

Find a Loan

SLS CONSULTING LLC

RESPECT IN RESTAURANTS COLLABORATIVE (RRC)

The Respect in Restaurants Collaborative (RRC) is a restaurant accreditation body whose goal is to preserve the dignity and respect of restaurant employees as well as to provide information and assistance to restaurants regarding successful employee management. Acceptance as an accredited member of RRC shows employees, diners, and the community that the establishment is making a concerted effort to ensure that employees are treated fairly and respectfully. Membership in RRC shows the public that the restaurant is an employer of choice.

TRIDENT UNITED WAY PROSPERITY CENTER

File Taxes For Free if you earn $65, 000.00 or less per year (individual filer) or $95, 000.00 (married filing jointly)

http://tuw.org/freetaxes

 

LHA RESUME PORTAL

FREE to our members, but please claim your candidate when you hire someone.  Just stay on this website and go to Resume Portal.  Need the password?

Contact Jill Maynard at [email protected] to discuss your open positions.

Looking for a job? View our Job Portal.

 

 

CULINARY AGENTS

Ask for your LHA membership discount to post jobs!

Culinary Agents is a networking and job matching site for food, beverage and hospitality professionals. Learn from the best chefs and restaurateurs.

Culinary Agents

FACEBOOK

Facebook groups to post opportunities and look for candidates:

Charleston, SC is Hiring:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580992385500419/

Chucktown F & B Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/699160033522933/

Food and Beverage Employment:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498791373755585/

Looking for a Job?:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lookingforajob.charleston.sc/

Summerville F & B:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187295657993736/

 

 

INTRODUCTIONS AGENCY

With over 25 years in hospitality recruiting, training and developent experience, allow Louis to put his introcutions Skills to work for you.

Louis Yuhasz [email protected] 843.343.5746

https://www.introductions.agency

SC WORKS ONLINE SERVICES

SC WORKS ONLINE SERVICES

We’re happy to put this tool to work for you, fueled by South Carolina’s largest workforce development database. If you are looking for a job, you’ll find a wealth of information – starting with thousands of positions listed by employers all over the state – to help in your job search. If you’re an employer, you can use this tool to post positions, search for candidates and review job market trends.

SC Works Online Services links all of South Carolina’s state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are the SC Department of Employment and Workforce and South Carolina’s 12 Workforce Investment Boards, which administer SC Works Centers throughout the State of South Carolina.

 

 

SNAG A JOB

Reach Over 80 Million Job Seekers. Post Your Job & Start Hiring Now!
70 Million Job Seekers · Used by 250K+ Businesses · Start Hiring in Minutes

https://www.snagajob.com/

Sales 866-925-2398

PALMETTO GOODWILL

Palmetto Goodwill’s programs and services are funded through the sale of generously donated household goods and clothing in their 30 retail stores across lower South Carolina. More than 90 cents of every dollar Goodwill generates helps provide support, education and job training for members of our community. The START program developed by the Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and offers training and certification to start their careers in hotels. AbilityOne program offers those with disabilities training in food service.

ROBERT G. SMITH, President & CEO
[email protected]
843.566.0072

RALPH H. JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER (VA)

VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.

The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing supports to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans atrisk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.

BRIDGETTA BLOCKMAN, Employment Specialist
[email protected]
843.577.5011 ext 5752

SC VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department prepares people with disabilities to become qualified candidates for employment by using in-depth assessment, disability management, job readiness courses and hands-on training.

LLEWELLYN NEGREIROS, Business Development Specialist
[email protected]
843.953.7571

STEP UP NETWORK

The Step UP Network is a career readiness training program that focuses on improving work accountability and ethics for the un- and underemployed. Based on a social/emotional learning platform, Step UP utilizes the nationally recognized STRIVE CORE curriculum to provide intensive soft skills training. Coursework is designed to increase self-esteem, motivation, and accountably to self and to employers.

NIKKI DICKENS, Program Director
[email protected]
843.631.3566

TURNING LEAF PROJECT

Turning Leaf Project serves men who have been assessed at a medium to high risk of incarceration to change their attitudes, thinking, and behavior so they can adapt successfully to community based living without re-offending. At least 70% of the men they serve will be incarcerated without an intense intervention. We believe we can reduce that by half.

At the end of the transitional work period, we help our students obtain permanent employment.

JOE MCGREW, Job Coach
[email protected]
843.297.4980

ONE80 PLACE

Some of the guests of One80 Place are unemployed and do not have the skills required for long term, stable professions. To help overcome these major barriers, One80 Place developed the Homeless Employment and Learning Program (HELP).

Their HELP center assists these clients with workforce readiness and preparation for practical skills. The case managers perform job readiness assessments, help with job applications, resume writing, interviewing skills and job retention strategies. They also provide SC Workforce Readiness training and certification and ServSafe certification.

PORCHER WASHINGTON, Employment Specialist
[email protected]
843.737.8377