September is Workforce Development Month
Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) have announced September as Workforce Development Month for the second year. McMaster mentioned in a press release, "During Workforce Development Month, we highlight the many opportunities available to our people and business community alike to help them and our state continue to prosper." DEW Executive Director William Floyd added to that by stating, "I think the best thing about this month is how it highlights the daily collaboration, throughout South Carolina, of employers, educators, public agencies, non-profits, and community partners who are committed to enhancing and expanding our world-class workforce."
September will be filled with job fairs, hiring events, workshops, training, rural outreach, conferences, symposiums, and many other activities to help employers strengthen their businesses and jobseekers find work. Multiple job fairs, including the Be Pro Be Proud and S.C. Works Career Coach, are already occurring across the state, like the SC@Work: Road Trips. Significant events like the upcoming Workforce Symposium hosted by the SC Chamber celebrate Workforce Development Month. The Symposium will bring together professionals, business leaders, educators, and government officials to engage in meaningful conversations about the needs of the workforce and the measures to meet them. Please visit the 2023 Workforce Symposium page to learn more about the event and register to attend. Registration will remain open until September 15.
Visit dew.sc.gov/wdm for an interactive map showing your local area's upcoming events, featured employers, services that S.C. Works can provide, and more. Additionally, we encourage all businesses to participate in this month’s Palmetto Business Barometer to help us better understand the conditions that South Carolina employers are facing and to inform the public about the state’s economy and workforce. Access the September survey here. For more information, please reach out to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.