SC Military Community Hiring Fair On May 10-11
More Than 500 Jobs Available From Participating Employers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Richter
(Columbia, South Carolina) – The SC Department of Veterans Affairs, SC Department of Commerce, SC Future Makers, and other statewide partners will host a two-day hiring fair for South Carolina’s military community on May 10-11, 2022. This hiring fair is a virtual and in-person event that will feature South Carolina employers who are looking to hire veterans, transitioning military personnel, military spouses, and their family members.
The more than 40 employers who are participating will be looking to fill more than 500 jobs currently available in South Carolina. Positions available include roles in Maintenance, IT, Law Enforcement, Financial Services, Logistics, Administrative Management, Healthcare, Construction, and more. The starting annual salaries for the available positions is $36,000 and above.
Some of the participating employers include: Bausch+Lomb, BMW Manufacturing Co., Electrolux Home Products, Engineered Systems, Lockheed Martin, Milliken & Company, Oshkosh Defense, SC Department of Corrections, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare, Toray CMA, and West Shore Homes.
“South Carolina is home to so many wonderful employers who have incredible career opportunities that are ideal for our great military community. I encourage anyone who is actively seeking employment or will be soon to participate in this hiring event,” said Will Grimsley, Secretary of the SC Department of Veterans Affairs.
The virtual hiring fair will utilize a mobile platform, Ping by Tallo, a matchmaking system for job seekers and employers. This platform will allow those who are transitioning out of the military, veterans, military spouses, and military family members looking for employment opportunities to input salary expectations, skills, interests, and other job preferences to match with job openings by prospective employers, view results prior to the event, and then connect with employers currently hiring.
To register, individuals from the military community should go to: https://www.mypingapp.com/sc-military then click “Join an Event” and scroll to the May SC Military Community Hiring Fair to complete their profile. There is no cost for job seekers, and all individuals across South Carolina who are a part of the military community are invited to participate.
What: SC Military Community Hiring Fair
When: May 10 (Virtual) and May 11 (In-Person)
Where: USC Upstate, University Readiness Center, 301 North Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Who Can Participate: Enlisted Service Members who will transition out of service in the near future, veterans, military spouses, and military family members
SC Future Makers
SC Future Makers is a nonprofit education and workforce organization affiliated with the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. In partnership with various state agencies, its mission is to connect the next generation in the state of South Carolina with opportunities in advanced manufacturing and other industries throughout our state.