75 Dept. of Employment & Workforce Employees Laid Off

11:12 AM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) laid off 75 employees Friday.

The move is part of a restructuring of the agency announced last October.

A spokesperson for DEW says the layoff were agency wide. Despite the losses, the agency says people will not see a loss of services.

SCDEW leaders say they had to make adjustments to their staffing levels after the elimination of federal funding for emergency unemplyoment compensation and extended benefits programs.

The agency said last year some of the restructuring would happen through attrition, retirement, or resignations.

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