'Connection Points' now open in Darlington and Marlboro counties

The SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is working with county libraries across the state to offer places for residents to file for unemployment and look for a job.

Connection Points give residents a place in their own community to file unemployment claims online, submit weekly claims and job search.

The participating organizations in our area are the Darlington County Library System and the Marlboro County Public Library.

"The Connection Points offer South Carolinians the opportunity to take advantage of unemployment services in familiar, convenient locations within their own communities," said Erica Von Nessen, DEW assistant executive director for unemployment insurance. "We are excited about working together to provide these Connection Points that maximize technology in order to best assist our customers access the resources they need."

The Connection Points also offer online tutorials.

The other libraries serving as Connection Points are Abbeville County Library System, Aiken/Barnwell/Bamberg/Edgefield Regional Library System, Anderson County Library, Beaufort County Library, Harvin Clarendon County Library, Colleton County Public Library, Dorchester County Library, Greenville County Public Library, Laurens County Library, McCormick County Library, Oconee County Public Library, Richland Library, and York County Library.

Customers who need help with unemployment insurance services can call TelClaim at 1-866-831-1724 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

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