Jobseekers with Barriers

Understanding the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce, the SC Works system provides priority of services that may include financial assistance, case management, and training and supportive services to individuals who are considered a Priority Population as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Please click a Priority Population below for a detailed list of programs and services available. 


SC Works can help individuals with a
criminal record find their next step.


Individuals with Disabilities
Resources through the SC Works centers
can assist those with visible and hidden
disabilities find employment.


Learn about programs and services available
to help veterans transition into and succeed
in the workforce.


Individuals aged up to 24 could be
eligible for youth services through the
SC Works system.

Other individuals that are considered a priority population with barriers to employment are:

  • Homeless.
  • Low-income.
  • Long-term unemployed.

For more information about services available to Priority Populations, please contact your local SC Works center.