Workforce

SC Chamber Releases Workforce and Jobs Report

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently released the 2015 Workforce & Jobs Report, a S.C. Chamber publication detailing the state of the South Carolina workforce and current trends and challenges. The report provides updates on initiatives for preparing the workforce, trends in automotive and aerospace and the new…


SCMEP Spearheads Manufacturing Day Events

With over 1700 events nationwide celebrating Manufacturing Day on Oct.2, the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) will host two local events Sep. 29, and Oct 2, in honor of the occasion. The event is held annually on the first Friday in October and is meant to…


Giti Tire Plant Supplier Outreach Event Scheduled

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, will be hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Richburg, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt alluded…


Ten Manufacturing Associates Earn National Credentials

Ten area manufacturing associates have earned national credentials through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). In addition they earned a CNC Operator (metalworking skills) certificate through Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division, along with24 hours of continuing education units (CEUs). Individuals were chosen by…


Staffing Firm Formed to Serve Automotive and Technology Industries

An international leader in sales-training solutions, announced today that he has formed Expert Employees, LLC, to provide management advice as well as the staffing of IT specialists and sales professionals. “I am excited to become CEO of Expert Employees, LLC, and about the prospect of growing with…


Rise in Advanced Manufacturing Drives Need for Graduate Degrees in Lowcountry

A growing number of advanced manufacturing companies in the Lowcountry want their professional employees to seek graduate degrees in engineering and science while they work, but the opportunity to pursue those degrees in the region has been limited. Not for much longer. A day after Volvo announced…


Seven Additional South Carolina Counties Certified as Work Ready

Seven counties were recognized today for achieving certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The counties are:  Barnwell, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Lexington, and Marion. Gov. Nikki Haley announced that more than half of South Carolina’s counties are now certified as work ready, continuing…


MAU Named a Supplier for Boeing Contract Labor Program

When North Charleston-based Boeing South Carolina needs additional contract labor resources to build the 787 Dreamliner, it only need to look a few miles down the road. Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions, with offices in North Charleston since 1998, is partnering with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer, to…


IAM Withdraws Petition to Unionize Boeing South Carolina

Boeing (NYSE: BA) was notified today that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has withdrawn its petition to unionize the company’s North Charleston, S.C., facilities. As a result of this withdrawal, no election will be held on April 22, and the union will not be able to…


SCRA To Host Manufacturing Career Fair

SCRA will be at the first annual S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo this week in Greenville, South Carolina. As part of this event, SCRA will host a Career Fair for high school students to learn more about careers in the manufacturing sector. The Career Fair, an anchor…