Workforce

South Carolina to lose 400 jobs in wake of Caterpillar layoffs

  Caterpillar is set to lay off more than 800 workers nationwide over the next year and a half, almost half of them in South Carolina. As part of a restructuring in the face of losses, the company will move production of its generator set business in…


Will Boeing cuts lead to job loss in South Carolina? Company Official says no

While Boeing is positioning to cut jobs globally, the cuts won’t impact the company’s operations in Charleston, a spokeswoman for the company said. On Wednesday, Boeing announced in an internal memo that it would cut 4,000 jobs by this summer to reduce costs and stay competitive. Some…






Engaging Our Future Workforce As A Community

When I was in middle school, I was more concerned with making the grade than applying the information. Work hard, be an honors student and stay active in afterschool programs – this is what I thought it meant to be an ideal student and prepare myself to…


New Recruiting Company Looks to Partner with Manufacturing Clients

In light of the Upstate’s continued growth in manufacturing and increasing demand for industry talent, Air Force veteran, Lindsay Hansel, is announcing the launch of First Class Recruiting. Designed to provide a partnership between the recruiter and client, the company will specialize in executive level recruiting in…


Best Practices for Developing an Entry-Level Workforce

Contributing Column by: Joel Welch, Greenville Tech Developing a highly skilled, entry-level workforce is critical for driving economic development and keeping companies competitive in today’s environment. Nationwide, communities and companies are tackling this challenge.  In many cases, efforts to satisfy industry needs are undertaken independently.  Companies will…