South Carolina has a new employment, workforce director.

South Carolina has a new executive director of the Department of Employment and Workforce.

The South Carolina Senate approved William H. Floyd as the next leader. Gov. Henry McMaster nominated Floyd in March.

Previously the agency's chief of staff, Floyd has served as acting executive director since March 1, following the retirement of executive director Dan Ellzey, according to a news release from the governor's office.

"The Department of Employment and Workforce has been vital to South Carolina's recent, record-breaking economic success," McMaster said in a statement. "William Floyd's outstanding track record as a renowned labor and employment attorney and his experience as SCDEW chief of staff make him well-equipped to lead this critical agency and effectively bridge the gap between the state's workforce and business community."

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Prior to joining DEW, Floyd practiced law for 35 years as a certified labor and employment law specialist and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2008, according to the release. He has served on the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's board of directors as well as the chamber's Human Resource and Manufacturing committees. He...

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