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      SC Works working to get job seekers and employers face-to-face

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - The US Labor Department announced Thursday that employment claims around the country are up this week.

      In South Carolina, SC Works has stepped up its efforts to help get those unemployed back to work.

      Carrie Powell, a SC Works Liaison, says they look at the market to see what is in demand.

      "We talk with our clients and see what is that they actually needâ??, Powell said. "We have case managers who can work with them to narrow down their skill sets or their training needs to really help them start their career."

      Employers such as Allied Barton are one of the many clients SC Works has. Thursday, Allied Barton interviewed several candidates at the SC Works Columbia location, where at least two people were hired on the spot.

      Allied Barton will be at the SC Works Lexington center on June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to interview applicants for a Security Officer position.

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