Friday, January 18, 2013
Only three counties saw unemployment numbers drop last month, but growth seen in several sectors
The state's unemployment rate has risen to 8.4 percent. The Department of Employment and Workforce released December job numbers Friday and the figure show that the number of jobless in South Carolina has gone up for the first time in four months. The increase was slight from 8.3 percent in November and shows improvement from December 2011, when the state unemployment rate was 9.6 percent. Throughout December 2012, the number of employed increased by 5,325 to 1,969560. The number of unemployed grew since November by 3,211 to 180,032 in December, and the labor force expanded by 8,536 to 2,149,592. Abraham Turner, Employment and Workforce Executive Director, said the increase was expected. “Typically, we see a small decrease in employment in…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The state unemployment agency's website, which was defaced this weekend, is back online after an image appeared on the home page stating the site had been hacked.
The website for the state's Department of Employment and Workforce is now back online after the site's home page was changed by a "malicious user." The state unemployment agency's website, http://dew.sc.gov/, was taken offline Saturday night to remove what officials said was a "defacement." A website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or a web page. WLTX first reported the department was investigating the incident. Authorities said no personal information was compromised in the attack. "DEW has multiple layers of security infrastructure in place and this layered approach allows for overlapping lines of defense working together to protect agency assets," Neil Adcox, interim assistant …
The Department of Employment and Workforce's website homepage was defaced, but no personal information was breached.
Authorities are investigating the website defacement of a South Carolina agency. WLTX reported that an image on the Department of Employment and Workforce's website said the site had been hacked Saturday evening. A spokesperson for DEW told the station a "malicious user" defaced the website. The website was taken offline to remove the defacement. No personal information was compromised. A website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or a webpage. Earlier this year, the Department of Revenue's database was hacked, exposing the personal information of millions of taxpayers and 700,000 businesses. Read more at WLTX.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Walk-ins welcome. Also, mark your calendars for upcoming job fairs.
Looking for work? Tractor Supply Company is hold interviews for its new Easley location. The company is looking for assistant managers, team leaders, team members and receivers. The interviews began Tuesday and will run through Thursday. Interviews are being conducted from 9am – 5pm at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley, located at 304 Biltmore Road. Walk-ins are welcome. You also apply to work for Tractor Supply Company by visiting www.tractorsupply.jobs The Department of Employment and Workforce has several upcoming job fairs. The “Hiring Our Heroes” Job Fair will be held 9am – 12pm Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Spartanburg SC National Guard Armory, located at 301 N. Campus Blvd in Spartanburg. See this flyer for more …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Greenville County had the state's second-lowest jobless rate in August.
Greenville County saw its unemployment rate dip in August, the state's Department of Employment and Workforce reported Friday. The county's jobless dropped slightly to 7.6 percent, from 7.9 percent in July, DEW reported. That's the second-lowest jobless rate in the state. Overall, the state's jobless rate was pegged at 9.6 percent, from 9.7 percent in July. Yet again, Lexington County had the state's lowest jobless rate in August, at 7.2 percent. Marion County, in the state's Pee Dee region, had the highest, at 17.3 percent. Greenville and Lexington and a handful of other counties were among the bright spots in DEW's report. All told, 26 of the state's 46 counties recorded double-digit unemployment, according to DEW. “While I recognize …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Employment growth, workforce training cited as contributors of the lower rate.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate experienced a significant drop, from a revised estimate of 10.9 percent in September to 10.5 percent in October. Fewer job-seekers during the month coupled with stronger employment growth led to the first September to October decline in the rate in five years, according to a Tuesday release from the state Department of Employment and Workforce. Workforce training was also cited. A gain of 10,066 from September to October brought the total number of employed South Carolinians to 1,941,778. The number of unemployed people declined over the month by 9,611, making the total unemployed count fall to 227,719. This news comes on the heels of recent announcements of S.C. employers expanding and …