Senator criticizes SC agency's restructuring plan


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 400 workers who received layoff notices from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce can apply for jobs within the restructured agency.

Spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell said Tuesday the net impact will be 100 fewer positions in June at the state's unemployment agency.

That's the same number the agency released earlier this month. But the restructuring method brought criticism from the Senate's top Democrat.

Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler demanded answers from the Senate floor for why the agency posted 291 job openings the day after announcing plans to lay off 100 people.

Fairwell stresses the agency is not adding jobs, but rather using technology to re-engineer how it provides re-employment services.

The 392 notified employees are getting help applying for the reconfigured jobs. Fairwell says they'll receive first consideration.

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

hootie said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 7:53 PM

perfect example of inept individuals .... hire qualified employees....the quota system is absurd.

Inappropriate? Alert Us!

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Current: 89°
High: 89°
Low: 70°
Wind: 8 MPH
Pressure: 29.97
Humidity: 48 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule