SC Works COVID-19 Quick Resources

Important Update in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

Until further notice: 

The SC Works Center in Clemson and Anderson are currently providing LIMITED IN-PERSON services.

The SC Works Centers in Seneca and Easley remain CLOSED TO WALK-IN TRAFFIC due to the spread of Coronavirus. 

All services are available via telephone and web-based technology.

Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm (closed for lunch, noon to 1pm)

Computers are available for the following services:

  • Unemployment Insurance Filing
  • Weekly Unemployment Insurance Certifications
  • Job Search

Health & Safety: We are routinely disinfecting and cleaning throughout the day. Please wear a mask if you plan to visit the Center. Thermometer checks will be conducted. If possible, please do not bring guests. No more than 10 customers will be allowed in at one time. If you are not feeling well or are running a fever, please stay home and call for assistance.

What to know before you arrive (Handout):

  • We CAN answer basic Unemployment Insurance questions as it relates to filing an initial claim for unemployment insurance, certifying a weekly claim, and conducting a job search.
  • We DO NOT have access to a customer’s UI claimant portal.
  • We DO NOT issue unemployment insurance payments at this Center.
  • We DO NOT have access or the capability to resolve issues on an existing claim.

The SC Works WorkLink Centers’ schedule of services will be updated here. Please check back often.

Jump to Information about:

Unemployment Insurance

Job Seekers & Training Scholarships

Business Resources

Contact Us

Customers can call the SC Works Centers to access services between 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Monday thru Friday.

SC Works Center Phone Number
Anderson SC Works 1-864-260-6780 (TTY:711)
Clemson SC Works 1-864-643-0071
Seneca SC Works 1-864-646-1741
Easley SC Works 1-864-220-8990
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.

Don’t see your closest SC Works Center? Find it HERE along with the status of SC Works Centers across the State and their contact information.

No internet access? Here are some available WiFi Hotspot Locations in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties.

Unemployment Insurance Information

After reviewing each link, be sure to hit the back button on your browser to return you to this webpage.

Quick Resources:


How to get started filing for Unemployment Insurance in South Carolina:

How do I apply for benefits?

The Unemployment Insurance process is completed through a self-service online portal that can be conducted on any computer with internet connection.

You must first file a claim for state unemployment benefits by visiting and clicking on the “MyBenefits Login” located at the top right corner of the home page.

  • If you have previously filed for unemployment benefits and remember your credentials, login with your username and password.
  • If you have previously filed for unemployment benefits and do not remember your credentials, click “forgot username/password” link.
  • If this is your first time filing for unemployment benefits, click the “I am new here. I need to register now” link.


Step-by-Step Resources for the Individual Claims Process

Printable Tutorial – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim (for Self-Employed Workers, 1099, Contractors, and Gig Workers)

Printable Tutorial – How to create an email address

Follow SC Department of Employment and Workforce on Facebook: @scdepartmentofemploymentandworkforce

Job Seekers

After reviewing each link, be sure to hit the back button on your browser to return you to this webpage.

For more information on resources and job openings, follow us on Facebook: @SCWorksWorkLink

Attend an SC Works Orientation via WebEx, Thursdays at 2pm. Click HERE to find out how to sign up.


Workshop Information

All in-person workshops have been canceled until further notice.


Partner Resources

If you need additional help, check out these resources


Mental Health Resources

Resources to help ease your mind during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mental Health Quick Reference Numbers

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – support for people experiencing domestic violence.
    • Dial: 1−800−799−7233                    TTY 1−800−787−3224
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – support for people in emotional distress.
    • Dial: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)          TTY: 1-800-799-4889
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline – support for people coping with substance abuse or other mental health conditions.
    • Dial: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)          TTY: 1-800-487-4889
  • Veterans Crisis Line – support for veterans and their loved ones
    • Dial: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)          TTY: 1-800-799-4889


WIOA Program Information & Training Scholarships

If you are interested in working with a Career Coach or in finding out more about training scholarships, WIOA Services are available by phone. Call a Career Coach near you today:

Career Coaches Phone Number
Anderson SC Works 864-508-0214
Clemson & Easley SC Works 864-364-0579
Seneca SC Works 864-207-6719
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.


Learn more about WIOA and Training Scholarships:

If you are already working with a Career Coach, please call them to find out about Your Next Steps.


Business Services

SC Works staff are available by telephone to assist employers with business services.

Services include posting job openings, assisting with information regarding layoffs and layoff aversions, training options, and information on business tax credits.

SC Works Centers – Visit our online portal: SCWorks Online Services or call 1-864-643-0071 (select the Employer option) to get started.

Additional Resources:

Local Resources Contact
SC Works (Anderson, Oconee, Pickens) 864-643-0071
Anderson County Economic Development 864-260-4386
Alliance Pickens 864-898-1500
Oconee Economic Alliance 864-638-4210
Anderson Chamber of Commerce 864-226-3454
Clemson Chamber of Commerce 864-654-1200
Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce 864-859-2693
Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce 864-843-7533
Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce 864-878-3258
Oconee Chamber of Commerce 864-882-2097
State Resources Resource
SC Dept of Employment and Workforce COVID-19 Resource Hub
How to file an Unemployment Insurance claim for your workers can be found HERE.
SC Department of Commerce COVD-19 Business Resource Center
National Resources Resource
US Department of Labor COVID-19 and the American Workplace
Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
Center for Disease Control Resources for Business and Employers
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.


Please feel free to call us with your questions: Clemson SC Works 1-864-643-0071 (TTY 711)