Upstate SC ADRC

Employment Assistance Programs


Employment assistance programs


Seniors AARP
(864) 467-3325
Persons who enroll in this work training program are given temporary paid work assignments with non-profit agencies where they can develop or sharpen their skills while looking for a permanent job.

Work training for unemployed low income persons 55+ Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union

Experiencing Work (title V program)
(864) 242-3531 ext. 312
Experience Works, Inc., is a national, non-profit organization that offers training, employment and community service opportunities for mature workers. Programs are designed to help the mature individual enter the workforce, secure challenging positions, move into new career areas and/or supplement their incomes. The local coordinator assigns participants to positions with non-profit or public agencies for an average of 20 hours per week at minimum wage to gain work skills before transitioning to regular employment. Applicants must be unemployed, be aged 55 or older, and have income of 125% of poverty or less. 

The purpose of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is to provide workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention and earning of participants, and increase the occupational skill attainment by participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation’s economy. These goals are achieved through the WIA One-Stop system for adults and dislocated workers (including displaced homemakers) ages 18 and older to receive core, intensive or training services. Core services consist of information and resource tools available at the One-Stop centers to assist job seekers in achieving their employment goals. Core services are intended to be self-directed and user friendly. Intensive and Training Services are provided to individuals in need of staff assistance and can include specialized assessments, case management, short-term training, and other services .

Disabled- Vocational Rehabilitation

Enabling eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain competitive employment

Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries of Upper South Carolina, Inc. serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and employment services, as well as job placement opportunities. A physicians release showing limitations to work is necessary after major medical procedures or those under Workmen's Compensation care.

South Carolina Pathways Toward Employment

Work Incentives

(866) 439-4091 ext. 315

Disability Resources of Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Eligibility Requirements, Information on Specialized and Comprehensive Programs, Resource Information, Direct link to Area and County Offices
Vocational Rehabilitation
(direct link to area offices) - Find a Job

Anderson OneStop Workforce Center
309 West Whitner Street
Anderson, SC 29624

Liberty OneStop Workforce Center
317 Summit Drive
Liberty, SC 29657

Greenville ESC OneStop
706 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29602

Greenville County OneStop Center
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite C-16-17
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 467-8080

Upstate Career Source (OneStop)
110 Commerce Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Spartanburg ESC OneStop Workforce Center
364 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Gaffney Workforce Center
133 Wilmac Road
Gaffney, SC 29342