If you are a small business seeking an inexpensive, hands on way to hire quality employees, please consider using SC Works Online Services. When you create an SC Works Account, you will be able to do the following: create an employer dashboard and verifications check list, post a jobs and conduct in-depth candidate searches. To get more information I spoke with Fabian Zalewa, Regional Manager of Employment Services at the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your experience working with businesses.
I started working With DEW in July 2021 in the Resource Room as a Workforce Specialist working with customers that were looking for employment. While matching them up with jobs and assisting with the application process as well as resume assistance. March 2022, I moved to a Business Consultant role where I provided consistent and effective services to businesses that demonstrated a clear connection between workforce development activities and employer needs. In this role I worked with businesses to see what type of positions that they needed filled, assisted them in opening an account and adding their job orders in the system so individuals could view them and apply. I advertised the positions and conducted Hiring Events to bring individuals and the company together. Currently as a Regional Manager I oversee the DEW staff in all comprehensive and affiliate centers in the Midlands, which include Richland, Fairfield, and Lexington.
2. What services does SC Works offer local employers looking to hire new staff?
We provide SC Works Online Services (SCWOS), which is a comprehensive job search tool that assist employers and job seekers connect through the internet. Employers and job seekers can register online, search job openings and search for applicants based on resume and skills and match them with the Job description that is in the database. We also can conduct Virtual Hiring Events through a platform called Brazen. We will assist companies in creating a flyer, market the event and a hosting a hiring event either at our location or at the employer’s location. The best part of this is all our services are free to the employer as well as the individuals that are looking for employment.
3. Why should business owners work with SC Works Online Services vs going to a temp agency to find workers?
The best part of our services is that they are free to use, no cost to the employers or individuals looking for employment. They just need to create and be approved for an account. We will have a business service team member that will be available to assist with putting the jobs in the database and assisting with Hiring Events with the company.
4. What do you charge companies using your services and do you offer any type of incentives?
Everything that we offer here at SC Works is FREE.
5. How do you ensure employees will want to stay on with companies after being hired? What kind of screening do you do?
We cannot guarantee that an employee will stay on with a company. We look at resumes and connect individuals to jobs that fit their qualifications and skills.
6. Do you work with all kinds and sizes businesses?
We have worked with large businesses as well as small businesses. If you need assistance hiring one individual or 100, we are here to assist.
7. Off the top of your head, can you describe a business that has really flourished in using your services?
Palmetto Foods uses our facility almost weekly to recruit and hire individuals to work in the dining facilities on Fort Jackson. We advertised the event and location and when individuals come to the event, we assist them in filling out the application. Once candidates complete the application we get them a direct interview.
8. What is the best way for a business to contact you if they are interest in using your services?
If interested, please contact Midlandsbst@dew.sc.gov
9. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Our organization is here to connect employers with individuals and individuals with employers.