SCDEW: $1 million in funding available for Incumbent Worker Training, employers can apply now

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is offering employers in the state an opportunity to avoid layoffs. According to the department, there is $1 million in funding available for Incumbent Worker Training.

Officials say the funding can be used for training for existing employees needed for expansion, new technology and new services. Employers interested in the program are asked to contact the SC Works center to speak with a business consultant. They can find this at

According to SCDEW, a business is eligible if:

  • They are a South Carolina for-profit or non-profit business.
  • They have at least one full-time employee (other than the owner).
  • They are current on all state tax obligations.
  • They are registered in the SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) system with an active employer account.
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