Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At Charleston County Public Library, our mission is to connect our diverse community to information, foster lifelong learning and enrich lives.  We have many non-profit partners that offer a variety of support services and resources to the community at large. Now more than ever, as we deal with the current and far-reaching ramifications of COVID-19, our Workforce Development Team wants to make our library patrons aware of the services of these assistive agencies.

From offering resources for both employers and employees to providing a variety of services and technology, these agencies cultivate the needs of the whole person helping individuals arrive at self-actualized, fulfilling lives.

Library Partners:

SC Thrive - Statewide nonprofit offering solutions to South Carolinians in need of resources but facing a multitude of barriers. This agency provides a variety of training to other direct service organizations so they can more effectively help people access these resources. Focus is on food security, healthcare resources and financial wellness through work supports such as SNAP, Medicaid and tax credits. Additionally, Mental Health First Aid Training and tax assistance provided. For their COVID-19 response, click here.

Palmetto Goodwill – Employment and training resources for individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Palmetto Project – Provides healthcare information (via Insure SC), literacy and community engagement programs and initiatives towards election reform. If you have filed unemployment with SCDEW and have also lost your employer-sponsored health insurance benefits, contact Palmetto Project before you accept COBRA coverage or go uninsured. You have options. Check out the social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.

SC DEW Hub - South Carolina Dept. of Employment & Workforce has put together a page highlighting resources for business owners and employees with unemployment information related to COVID-19. FAQs regarding unemployment eligibility, insurance, and their processes, up-to-date social media postings, as well as places of work that are currently hiring are provided. Be sure to check out the newly updated Unemployment Insurance during COVID-19 Guide.

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding UI and COVID-19 as well as what you need to know before logging into your MyBenefits Portal.

Check out the base site, SC DEW Benefits and Resources, for similar information.  For convenience, SC DEW has provided the information in Spanish for our Hispanic patrons: Lo que usted debe saber antes de, Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre el seguro de desemplo Y COVID-19, and Desempleo.

Charleston Trident Urban League - Charleston Trident Urban League’s Workforce Development (WFD) program is designed to help the unemployed and under-employed of Charleston obtain employment by increasing their marketable skills and promoting self-sufficiency. 

If you would like more information, assistance in finding resources, tips on how to get the job hunting process started, or more, please reach out to us at CCPL by email, chat, or text. You may also call us at 843-805-6930, leave a voice message, and a library staff member will return your call. Remember, you are not alone.