Upcoming Job Fairs & Events | March 2016

Spring is prime job hunting season! There are several job fairs, workshops and other events this month to help you discover your next career path.

Mark your calendar, RSVP as needed, and please help spread the word! For one-on-one assistance, contact your local Employment Advisor.

Thursday, March 3 | COLUMBIA
Boots to Business Vetrepreneur Workshop
Bluff Road Armory, 8am-4pm
RSVP: 803-299-4019

Thursday, March 3 | GREENVILLE
Boots to Business Vetrepreneur Workshop
SC Works Greenville, 8:30am-4:30pm
RSVP: 803-299-4019

Tuesday, March 8 | EDGEFIELD
Military Career & Resource Fair
Edgefield Armory, 10am-2pm
POC: 803-299-2911

Tuesday, March 8 | WEST COLUMBIA
Congressman Joe Wilson’s Veterans Fair
Brookland Baptist Church, 10am-2pm
POC: 803-939-0041

Thursday, March 10 | GRANITEVILLE
Military Career & Resource Fair
In conjunction with Congressman Joe Wilson’s Veterans Fair
Graniteville Armory, 10am-2pm
POC: 803-299-2911

Thursday, March 10 | BEAUFORT
Lowcountry Job Fair
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 10am-1pm
POC: 843-525-8224

Monday, March 13 | WEST COLUMBIA
Boots to Business Vetrepreneur Workshop
SC Works Lexington, 8am-4pm
RSVP: 803-299-4019

Wednesday, March 16 | SUMTER
Resume Writing Workshop (9am-10am)
Military Career & Resource Fair (10am-1pm)
Sumter Armory
POC: 803-493-9104

Thursday, March 17 | CHARLESTON
Boots to Business Vetrepreneur Workshop
Charleston Readiness Center, 8am-4pm
RSVP: 803-299-4019

Wednesday, March 23 | GAFFNEY
Military Career & Resource Fair
Gaffney Armory, 10am-1pm
POC: 803-288-2635

Tuesday, March 29 | ROCK HILL
Military Career & Resource Fair, 12-2pm
Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony, 1-1:30pm
VA Listening Forum & Claims Workshop, 1:30-4pm
Rock Hill Armory
POC: 803-487-5757

OPE Midlands Summit – April 14, 2016

OPE Summit - PME Employers (Feb 2015)South Carolina’s military population represents one of the most technically trained talent pools to be found, and we want to keep this highly skilled workforce in our state. To that end, Operation Palmetto Employment (OPE) seeks to further educate civilian employers on the value of military hires and helps them tap into this desirable human resource.

CEOs, business owners, recruiters and hiring managers are invited to attend the 2016 OPE Midlands Summit at Sysco of Columbia on Thursday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., preceded by an outdoor military equipment display from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Seating is limited. Online RSVP required; first come, first served until all seats are reserved. Limit two representatives per company or organization. Regional events are also planned this spring for employers in the Upstate and Lowcountry.

Attendees will learn how to implement a successful military hiring strategy, take advantage of military hiring incentives, and connect with OPE representatives and military-friendly employers to share best practices. Agenda highlights include the following:

  • Outdoor military equipment display staffed by on-duty Service Members (8:15-8:45 a.m.)
  • Presentations to include Military 101: Speaking the Same Language, ROI of Military + Technical College Training, and Results-Oriented Leadership
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions on immediate and projected hiring needs, requirements and expectations
  • Briefs from local military base commanders
  • Certified Palmetto Military Employer awards and recognition
  • Networking lunch


RSVP now and join us!