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A statewide initiative launched by Governor Nikki Haley and supported by the SC National Guard and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Operation Palmetto Employment is a commitment to help our service members, family members and veterans find meaningful civilian careers.

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Upcoming Job Fairs & Events | March 2016

Spring is prime job hunting season! There are several job fairs, workshops and other events this month to help you discover your next career path. Mark your calendar, RSVP as needed, and please help spread the word! For one-on-one assistance, contact your local Employment Advisor. Thursday, … Read More

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OPE Midlands Summit – April 14, 2016

South Carolina's military population represents one of the most technically trained talent pools to be found, and we want to keep this highly skilled workforce in our state. To that end, Operation Palmetto Employment (OPE) seeks to further educate civilian employers on the value of military … Read More

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The Most Wonderful (Job Search) Time of the Year

With only two weeks left in 2015, you may be tempted to postpone or give up on your job search. But some HR experts say December is the best time to start. This Business Insider article shares five reasons why. Here in South Carolina, OPE partners provide regional case managers, training and … Read More


Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop (21 Oct 15)

Entering the civilian job market for the first time, or the first time in a while? Plan now to attend a Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop* on Wednesday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bluff Road Armory (1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, 29201). This workshop is facilitated … Read More

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Are You PME Certified?

When Operation Palmetto Employment launched in February 2014, we set out to train, connect and support military job seekers and civilian employers in South Carolina. Last October, we introduced the certified Palmetto Military Employer (PME) program to recognize companies willing to go the extra mile … Read More


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