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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OPE Career Edge | SC Highway Patrol

In an attempt to help military job seekers transition to a meaningful civilian career, we've asked several South Carolina hiring managers to share what makes an ideal candidate. We’re kicking off what we hope will be a regular feature with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a … Read More

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Spring Job Fairs and Hiring Events

ATTN Military Job Seekers: Spring job fair season is in full swing! Contact your local Employment Advisor today, beef up your resume and let them know what jobs or employers interest you. It’s up to you to take the first step, but we're here to help you start out on the right … Read More

RSVP Now! Resume & Interview Workshop on May 13

Just in time for the big Midlands Job Fair coming up on May 19, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will host a Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop* for military job seekers and family members on Wednesday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon  at the Bluff Road Armory (1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, … Read More

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Join our Growing List of Palmetto Military Employers!

Calling all South Carolina employers and human resources managers! If you're committed to military hires and learning how best to support them, please consider applying to become a Palmetto Military Employer. We introduced the PME credentialing process in October with three certified employers, … Read More

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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