EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
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AARP FOUNDATION
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Travis Fowler
364 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)573-7525, ext. 46
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Age 55 and older with limited financial resources
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for information.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides temporary work experience for people aged 55 and above with limited financial resources. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation, SCSEP gives clients the opportunity to sharpen and develop skills while searching for a permanent job.
FUNDING: Department of Labor
PARENT AGENCY: AARP Foundation
AREA SERVED: Upstate
Date of Last Update: 20100817

AIM CENTER, THE
Leila McKinney
PO Box 4386
Spartanburg, SC  29305-4386
(864)592-4783 or toll-free 1-800-922-3679
EMAIL: mckinneyl@sccsc.edu
INTERNET: www.sccsc.edu
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-5 pm; Friday, 8 am-1:30 pm; Evening hours by appointment
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Financial assistance based on need
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Student receiving services must be enrolled at SCC and meet eligibility criteria. Applications available at AIM Center office.
Provides personal and career counseling and financial assistance for educational supplies, books, child care, and city bus tickets to both male and female students who are economically disadvantaged, have limited English proficiency, are single parents (including single pregnant women), displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities, or students enrolled in non-traditional programs.
FUNDING: Federal Grants; Spartanburg Community College
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg Community College
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111107

CAREER SOURCE CENTER, UPSTATE
Debra Giordano, Project Manager
145 North Church Street BTC #88
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4168 ; FAX: (864)562-4187
EMAIL: dgiordano@upstatecareersource.com
INTERNET: www.upstatecareersource.com
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm; Tuesday, 8:30 am-7 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Anyone 18 years of age and older and looking for employment
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for more information
The Upstate Career Source is a coalition of agencies integrating all workforce development services. By combining these resources into a comprehensive unified system, we are better able to advance the economic well being of our entire community.
FUNDING: Federal
PARENT AGENCY: Department of Commerce
ALTERNATIVE CONTACTS: clineberry@upstatecareersource.com
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union
Date of Last Update: 20100114


EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION, SOUTH CAROLINA
Spartanburg Workforce Center
Demetria Fernanders, Area Director
PO Box 1250
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 364 South Church Street
(864)573-7525
INTERNET: www.dew.sc.gov
HOURS: Call for hours
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: General public for placement assistance-other programs vary
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit
FUNDING: State
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110331

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Patrick Michaels, President and CEO
115 Haywood Road
Greenville, SC  29607
(864)351-0100 | Toll-free: 1-877-538-7975
FAX: (864)351-0063
EMAIL: goodwill@goodwillsc.org
INTERNET: www.goodwillsc.org
HOURS: 8am-5pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or visit
Goodwill helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment become fully independent citizens through education, job training and employment. Training programs include: merchandising, forklift training, food service training, telecommunication customer service training, computer literacy, English as a Second Language. Goodwill generates revenue through sale of donated items at area retail outlets. 90% of revenue generated goes to the job training and placement programs. 2 Spartanburg Stores: 300 Dawn Redwood Dr. (near Walmart on the east side), (864)582-9410 and 1300 Asheville Hwy., (864)582-1103. (In the Directory, see Basic Services: Thrift Shops for more details.) Two attended donation centers: Intersection of Hwy. 290 & Hwy. 296, and at Hwy. 29 & Franklin Road on the eastside across from Lowe's.
FUNDING: Self funded from sale of donated items
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110510

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
3585 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
(864)578-5774
EMAIL: jcboilingsprings@goodwillsc.org
INTERNET: www.goodwillsc.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-12 noon
Job Connections is a free job search assistance center. Job seekers can work independently or be assisted with services including job listings, computers, internet access, telephones, fax machines, resume development and interviewing skills. Background checks are available for a fee of $15.00.
FUNDING: Self funded from sale of donated items
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110331


JOB CORPS
(800)733-5627
INTERNET: www.jobcorps.gov
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Be age 16 through 24, from low income home
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for information
Job Corps offers a variety of training programs for both women and men, at over 100 centers. The closest center is Bamberg Job Corps Center in Bamberg, 56 miles south of Columbia. While enrolled in Job Corps, you can earn your high school diploma or your high school equivalency (GED).
FUNDING: U.S. Department of Labor
PARENT AGENCY: Bamberg Job Corps Center
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110803

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
Susan Spencer
530 Howell Road, Suite 103
Greenville, SC  29615
(864)244-4017 ; FAX: (864)244-4208
EMAIL: susan.spencer@ja.org
INTERNET: http://upstatesc.ja.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Business people and college students interested in volunteering one hour per week for 5 to 8 weeks.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Educators and potential volunteers should contact our office by phone or email.
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences presented by community volunteers to teach students financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills.  Programs are offered to students in grades K-12 in all seven Spartanburg school districts.
FUNDING: Business Contributions; Personal Contributions; Community Grants Foundations
PARENT AGENCY: Junior Achievement Worldwide
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110608

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
145 North Church Street, Suite 300
Spartanburg, SC  29306
Local Toll-Free: 1-866-701-6620; National: 1-800-772-1213; 1-800-325-0778 (TTY)
INTERNET: www.ssa.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (walk-in)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Requirements vary. For retirement, must be age 62 or older. Blind or disabled eligible at any age. Various ages if eligible family members of retired, disabled, or deceased worker.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit
SSA deals with disability, retirement, and survivors insurance; supplemental security income & Medicare. You can call to change a mailing address, make an appointment to apply for benefits, report a missing check, or simply ask a question.
FUNDING: Federal
PARENT AGENCY: Social Security Administration
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110609

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS OFFICE, EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION, SOUTH CAROLINA
Demetria Fernanders, Area Director
440 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)573-7231 ; TelClaim: Toll-free 866-831-1724
INTERNET: www.sces.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Have sufficient base period wages. Be able, available, and actively seeking work while claiming benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit
Unemployment compensation claims
FUNDING: State
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100810

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT, SPARTANBURG
DeCole Gallman
353 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)585-3693  Toll-Free: (866)451-1480
INTERNET: www.scvrd.net
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Any individual who has a physical or mental disability which, for that individual, constitutes or results in a substantial handicap to employment--but for which there is a reasonable expectation that with vocational rehabilitation services that individual
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit, referral
Diagnostic evaluation to include: counselor assessment, medical, psychological, vocational evaluations. Services include:  counseling and guidance, job placement assistance, personal, social and work adjustment training, employee intervention programs, substance abuse centers, school programs, adult education, artificial appliances.
FUNDING: Federal; State
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100723

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, UPSTATE; WIB
Ann Fesperman Angermeier, Executive Director
PO Box 5666
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)596-2028 ; FAX: (864)596-2199
EMAIL: angermeirer@upstatewib.org
INTERNET: www.upstatewib.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Varies based upon program. All programs are outsourced via grants.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for more information
Convener for Workforce Development in the Upstate area. Provide workforce investment activities utilizing a system of partners to increase employment, retention, and earnings of the citizens of Spartanburg, Union, and Cherokee counties, and increase the occupational skill attainment by participants, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce. Funding provided for education and training of adults and youth and to employers for incumbent workers.
FUNDING: Federal Workforce Investment Act;  Current programs funded are:  1) SCWorks operated by Arbor Rescare  2) USC Upstate Archive GED Program  3) Youth Stop- in-school youth program  4)  Henkelse McCoy GED Program
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Beth Fowler

AREA SERVED: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111031

 

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