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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- In response to the announced employee layoffs and subsequent SC DEW office closures, House and Senate Democrats plan to speak today.

The 11:30AM press conference is planned to respond to the SC Department of Employment and Workforce closure of 17 unemployment centers in rural counties of South Carolina.

Members plan to discuss the effects these closures will have on residents, and speak to what they believe are the potential motivations behind the decision.

The press conference will be at 11:30AM in the first floor lobby of the State House.