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Rapid Response


When plant closings and layoffs become a reality, South Carolina Businesses can get the help they need for affected employees through the State Dislocated Worker Unit.

The State Dislocated Worker Unit (DWU) is responsible for providing "Rapid Response" assistance to employers and employees impacted by any permanent layoff or closure action affecting 50 or more workers.

Rapid Response services are provided regardless of the reason for a layoff or closure (e.g., Trade impacted, company downsizing/restructuring, natural disaster, plant relocation, bankruptcy, etc.).

An Overview of Workforce Services for Dislocated Workers





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ATTENTION Claimants: Don’t lose your benefits
The S.C. Legislature has changed the requirement for UI Benefits eligibility. Claimants now must make at least two (2) weekly job search contacts through SC Works Online Services at You must register with the site and sign on with your username and password for the search to be counted in our system.

If you do not conduct two searches through the SC Works Online System you will not receive payment for the week.

For more information, please visit and click on the Work Search banner.



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