SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 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. A virtual hiring event is being held on Tuesday, May 10th, and the in-person hiring fair is being held on Wednesday, May 11th in the USC Upstate University Readiness Center. This hiring fair 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 salary 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.
“Veterans and their spouses have many diverse skillsets and experiences that would be of value to any employer. This event is a great opportunity to assist Veterans and their spouses in their career transition while assisting employers in filling critical positions within their workforce,” says Matt St. Clair, SCDVA Upstate Regional Integration Officer.
"On behalf of the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, I am super excited to about our upcoming in-person Military Community Hiring Fair. What makes this hiring event different than other job fairs is participating employers will be there to make on-the-spot job offers to our qualified Veterans and their family members. This will be the perfect opportunity for Veterans and their family members to find a new career, or a better job that will allow them to continue to thrive. Although this hiring event is dedicated to Veterans and their family members, we will not turn away any job seekers that are looking for employment in our beautiful and wonderful Palmetto state. I would like to thank the employers, SCDVA staff members, partners, and Ping by Tallo and their wonderful team for all their support in putting together this event,” said Al Taylor, SCDVA’s Workforce Development Coordinator.
PHOTOS below are from the Upstate South Carolina Military Community Hiring Event on May 11, 2022.