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South Carolina Unemployment Job Search Requirements

To remain eligible for benefits, you must search for work each week. Your work search must include at least four job contacts each week.  At least one of your four searches, or job contacts, must be done on SC Works Online Services. If you do not use SC Works Online Services for at least one weekly job search, you will not receive payment.

In order for your online job search to be counted in our system, you must log on to SC Works Online Services with the original username you received when you registered for work as part of filing your initial claim.

If you forget or lose your original username, you can call your local SC Works center or 803-737-2400, Option 1.

If you need to reset your password for your original username, click on the “Forgot username/ password?” link on the SC Works Online Services page.

You must bring the work search form each time you are called into the SC works center for an interview.

Note: Your work searches and accompanying documentation are subject to random audits and verification by DEW. If you do not adhere to the work search policy, you will lose benefit payments.

  1. Do you need to send out a job application as a result of the sc works search or does it simply record that you searched for a job?

    1. Felix,

      As much as I am aware, most of the states require you to produce the proof. Please call the Claims Center for assistance in this regard.

  2. this is my first time ever filing for unemployment. I received 2 checks but my last claim stated that I did not search for a job when I did in fact have been searching. I have emails proving that I did. Am I not going to get that money for that week? I was not told that it had to specifically be on SC Works site. Thank you.

    1. Pang,

      Please note this is a private forum and unable to communicate the message to the authorities. You can call the Claims Center at the phone numbers provided.

  3. I have been trying to access SC Unemployment and Workforce website off and on today 10/29/2017 and haven’t yet been able to access it and I can’t do my weekly certification because of that,I also tried calling the number and can’t certify on it either,this isn’t the first time this has happened I was wondering what I can do?

  4. claims page says approval pending; do you still report these weekly even though yet to receive benefits from unemployment insurance and/or nothing started yet?

    1. Kim,

      Please continue submitting the reports. If you do not receive the approval/payment on time, please call the Claims Center.

    1. You can visit the nearest office of the Labor Department for further instructions in this regard.

      Please also explore web job search portals online for relevant jobs.

    1. Please look out for job assistance services in your locality.

      Also upload your CV on leading job sites with a complete profile if you have not done so.

      1. So if I accidentally forgot to go on the scworks website for one or more of those weeks… will they take just one payment OR all??

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