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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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2015 Top Career and Tech Schools for Veterans

Military Times just released its annual Best for Vets list, recognizing 36 career and technical schools nationwide who are doing great things for military students. We were especially proud to see two South Carolina schools make the list: Trident Technical College in North Charleston, and Aiken … Read More

SC Veterans’ Representative Receives National Praise

An SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) veterans' representative was honored on a national stage this month during the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Annual Salute to Leadership Awards. Eric McAbee, local veterans’ employment representative at the Spartanburg … Read More

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9 Reasons an Employer Won’t Ever Read Your Military Resume

Since launching this statewide effort in February 2013, we've discovered many valuable social media resources for military job seekers and the civilian employers who want to hire them. One of those is Sultan Camp of Suffolk, VA, who, according to his bio, is "a proud Navy veteran, travel hound and … Read More

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8 Ways To Be Financially Prepared For Civilian Life

Follow these eight tips to ensure your finances are ready for the transition to civilian life. If you’ve served more than a few weeks in the Army, odds are you’ve heard the phrase “No more Task Force Smiths!” It refers to a combat operation meant to halt the North Korean advance in the opening days … Read More

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Avoid These Top 5 Resume #Fails

As outdated as they may seem, your resume – in most cases – is what helps a recruiter or hiring manager decide to offer you a job interview, or not. Being a cynical bunch, many of those recruiters – instead of looking for a reason to hire you – are looking for an easy way to weed out those not … Read More

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UPDATED: Statewide Job Fairs & Hiring Events (Sep-Oct)

ATTN Military Job Seekers! Several job fairs and hiring events are coming up in the next few weeks. Find one in your area, save the date, and contact your local Employment Advisor to critique your resume and make sure you're fully prepared to make a good impression. Want to practice with some sample … Read More

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