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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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This Thursday in Columbia | Learn more about OPE!

        Which of the following applies to you? *Un/underemployed military service member, veteran or retiree from any branch *Un/underemployed military spouse *Part of an organization that provides support of any kind to veterans or military members *SC … Read More


Register Now! September 24: Resume Writing & Interview Skills Training

Entering the civilian job market for the first time — or the first time in a while? Plan now to attend a Resume Writing and Interview Skills Training Workshop* on Wednesday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bluff Road Armory (1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, 29201). Hosted by BlueCross … Read More

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Upcoming Job Fairs (Aug-Oct 2014)

ATTN Military Job Seekers! Several job fairs and hiring events are coming up in the next few weeks. Find one in your area 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 interview … Read More

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OPE Success Stories + August 28 Presentation

Training, connecting and supporting South Carolina's military job seekers and civilian employers is what Operation Palmetto Employment is all about. Two recent examples include VOW Act Employment Workshop Training for transitioning service members of the South Carolina National Guard, and new … Read More

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3 Communication Methods to Master Before Your Next Interview

Interviews can be stressful, but they don't have to be. To make a good first impression, hiring managers suggest that you master three communication methods: 1) HEAT, 2) STAR and 3) answering practice interview questions with a trusted friend or colleague. Wondering about those acronyms? HEAT … Read More

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