You might find more security at the local Employment Security Office if you go in to apply for unemployment benefits, or to sign up for job training.
Interim director of the Employment Security Commission Samuel Foster says office security already exists at offices in Lancaster and Greenville. But he says all office should have security and he’s working to implement that.
“All of the offices have been flooded with clients,” says Foster. “I passed by an offices at 7:15 a.m. and saw a long line outside, which led to my concern. These are anxious times for some of the people we serve.”
Foster says a little added security would make all ESC offices better places to work and visit. “I’ve learned that it may assist with the morale factor in our local offices,” he says. “Workers have been concerned about being over-burdened with clients and offices are often packed, and clients are not always as kind as they might be. I would rather be proactive than reactive.”