The Pee Dee Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a volunteer group of citizens from business, labor, education, and community organizations dedicated to creating a world-class workforce development system in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties.
The Pee Dee WDB is involved in economic development activities in each county. Below are services supported by the Pee Dee WDB.

Services

Job Registration & Application Pre-Screening

List your open positions with our SC Works Center. Before a job seeker is sent for an interview, a Business Services Representative will meet with the applicant to determine if he/she meets the specification set forth in the job order. The BSR will review the job opportunity and responsibilities with the applicant and if it is determined that the applicant will be a suitable match for the position, we will call you to arrange an appropriate interview time.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) program is designed to allow employers to hire, train, and retain employees in full-time permanent jobs. We’ll pre-screen the applicants and arrange interviews. Once you make your hiring selection, an OJT contract will be negotiated that will pay 50% of your new employee’s hourly wage.

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

The purpose of Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is to provide resources for employers to train currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive. It addresses training needed to meet changing skill requirements caused by new technology, retooling, new product lines, and new organizational structuring. If you are interested in receiving information on the IWT program, Contact Diane Herrington, Business and Industry Coordinator. IWT funds are only periodically available and Ms. Herrington will have this information.

Resource Lab

Each One Stop is equipped with a state-of-the-art resource lab. Available are computer workstations with Internet access, fax services, copy machines and laser printers. Software is available to upgrade basic reading and math skills and other basic workplace skills.

Labor Laws & Unemployment Insurance Information

S.C. Department of Employment & Workforce provides information including the unemployment forms, program information, new employer registration, reporting requirements, FAQs, etc. For more information about Unemployment Insurance,

Plant Closings/Layoffs

Facing layoffs or closing? Our Rapid Response team can provide immediate, on-site downsizing assistance for your business. Please contact Greg Fluke at gfluke@dew.sc.gov or 803-737-1572 (TTY:711) with questions and requests for more specific information regarding South Carolina’s Rapid Response Assistance program.  

Internships

If your business is willing to host an intern, paid or not-for-pay, who either has experience in your line of business or is taking a course of study in preparation for entry to the workforce, please notify Diane Herrington, our Business and Industry Coordinator of the available positions. She can be reached at d-herrington@peedeecog.org or 843-687-0091.