When reliable employment proves difficult, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce will help people work toward financial stability by providing unemployment benefits, job opportunities, and workforce services. Also, there are ways to keep healthcare, maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay in a positive mindset to help you keep the strength to stay in the job-hunting market.
South Carolina Department of Unemployment and Workforce
Being out of work doesn’t feel good, but it’s not hopeless. How do job-training services, job opportunities, and free back-to-work services sound? We provide testing, counseling, and job referrals, connect you with employers and alert you to upcoming job fairs. Veterans will find resources, services, and opportunities here, and our Job Seekers Resources support all. The Dept of Employment and Workforce Rural Manpower Service helps seasonal, agricultural, and nonagricultural workers find work. Special Applicant Groups, Claimants, and people with disabilities will find useful resources here. Learn how employment opportunities benefit you.
Maintaining Your Health
Keep your Financial Health in Good Shape, Too!
Here are resources for following a healthy financial plan.
Continuation of Health Coverage - The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events.
South Carolina Commission on Minority Affairs Community Resources - The Commission’s Community Based Services Initiative exists to assist faith and community based groups implement programs to alleviate socio-economic deprivation in minority and poor communities. Because many of those groups are in their infancy, capacity building is the major focus of the Commission’s work in this area.
AccessHealthSC - There are health centers and clinics in every county in South Carolina that may be able to help you even though you don’t have health insurance. Only some of them are free, so be sure to ask how much you will need to pay.
SC United Way 211 Directory - Find services that are offered using the 211 information system. These include: Basic Needs, Consumer Services, Criminal Justice and Legal Services, Education, Environmental Quality, Health Care, Income Support and Employment, Individual and Family Life, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Organizational/Community/International Services
South Carolina Free Clinic Association - Free clinics are volunteer-based, safety-net health care organizations that provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals who are predominately uninsured.