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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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Sixteen organizations were recognized as certified Palmetto Military Employers at the 1st Annual OPE Summit (February 25, 2015).

1st Annual OPE Summit

February 25 was truly a great day in South Carolina, as Gov. Nikki Haley often says. Along with several key program partners and around 200 invited guests, she joined us at Sysco Columbia for the 1st Annual OPE Summit to celebrate one year of unprecedented collaborative success in serving South … Read More

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February Events and Feedback Opportunities

It's the start of a new month, and we're a little over three weeks away from two major events in Columbia that will impact South Carolina's military community and those who support them. First up on February 25: The First Annual Operation Palmetto Employment Summit, where we look forward to … Read More

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4 Strategies to Land Your Dream Job in 2015

We're officially one week into a brand new year.  If you're unemployed, underemployed, or looking to transition or make a change in your civilian career, here's the good news: January is a great time to ramp up your job search! This article from Money.com (which we found it on Twitter via … Read More

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OPE: A Model Worth Following

Operation Palmetto Employment was recently featured in the Online Insider edition of Site Selection Magazine as a "model worth following" among veteran employment initiatives nationwide. The article highlighted the first three certified Palmetto Military Employers through OPE: Savannah River … Read More

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Apprenticeships Work

Apprenticeships work. Just ask our friends at Apprenticeship Carolina, who were recently featured on NPR's American Made series as an innovative program creating win-win situations for employers and employees statewide. We're proud to have them as part of our OPE Planning Committee, and look forward … Read More

 

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