Civilian Careers Start Here.

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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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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Upcoming Job Fairs | Sep-Oct 2015

SC Job Fairs and Hiring Events Fall job fair season is here! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates and relevant content to help you put your best foot forward in pursuing a civilian career! For more on these or other events, call (803) 299-4019 or connect with the Employment … Read More

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Introducing new Palmetto Military Employers!

We're proud to announce the newest batch of certified Palmetto Military Employers through OPE. Presentations were made last week in Columbia and Charleston to the following employers: Staples Shared Service Center Advanced Automation Consulting AllSouth Federal Credit Union SC Department … Read More

Success Story | STEM Internships at SRR

 We love hearing about successful career programs for transitioning service members, like this one from Savannah River Remediation (SRR), one of our certified Palmetto Military Employers. To quote veteran and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) intern Harry Zane: “My family considers … Read More


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