Two state agencies are partnering to reach to make employment and training services mandatory for some people who get food stamps.
The SC Department of Employment and Workforce is working with the SC Department of Social Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
This new partnership will place DSS workers in SC Works Centers across the state and will work specifically with DSS SNAP recipients who are designated as “Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents.”
Participation in the job training and employment program is mandatory for this population
The heads of both agencies signed an official agreement Wednesday and DEW Director Abe Turner says the joint program ensures accountability and will allow them to pool resources to put able-bodied people to work.
The program will begin at the DEW sites in 12 counties: Anderson, Beaufort, Cherokee, Darlington, Dorchester, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Lancaster, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter.