State: 5,000 people are out of work
Gov. Henry McMaster Announces “Employ SC” Rapid Response Coalition To Assist VC Summer Workers
COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the creation of a dynamic, rapid response coalition of public and private organizations called “Employ SC” that will begin holding job fairs to assist those affected by the suspension of the VC Summer nuclear reactor project. The first event will be held in Chapin on Monday, August 14.
Employ SC will provide South Carolinians in search of jobs with an opportunity to connect with state agencies and workforce development groups focused on matching prospective employers with talented workers that fit their needs. Every cabinet agency with current vacancies will also be represented and will be ready to interview prospective employees. Local businesses with vacancies will also participate.
Governor McMaster said:
“For South Carolinians, the shuttering of VC Summer comes as a jarring break of faith – not only for the thousands of employees now searching for jobs after a decade of construction, but for millions of consumers whose power bills are paying for a project that will never be completed.
“Employ SC is a dynamic, rapid response coalition of public and private organizations that will connect former employees with employers and available jobs. We will not rest until we have exhausted every avenue for those affected.
“South Carolinians have faced and overcome many challenges, and we take care of each other – especially in hard times. I ask everyone to join me in once again showing those outside our state what it means to be one of us.”
Details for future Employ SC events will be announced at a later date.
Organizations confirmed to be in attendance:
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
South Carolina Department of Corrections
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
South Carolina Department of Transportation
South Carolina Department of Administration
South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
South Carolina Department of Insurance
South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
South Carolina Department of Probation, Pardon, and Parole
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
South Carolina Department of Revenue
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Technical College System
South Carolina Department of Education
United Infrastructure Group
WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. state agencies, local businesses
WHAT: Employ SC Job Fair
WHEN: Monday, August 14 from 9 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: The Center for Advanced Technical Studies, 916 Mt Vernon Road, Chapin, S.C.