Newsroom

04.26.17
Hilton to Hire another 20,000 veterans and their families
Hilton said that it plans to hire more veterans and their family members in addition to the 10,000 goal that they have previously already reached through the Operation: Opportunity program

04.19.17
USC study: Military represents 1 in 12 jobs in South Carolina
In South Carolina, one out of every 10 people you meet has a connection to the military. Charleston, the city with the largest military presence, sees the economic impact of having this population contribute to their economy.

03.20.17
IBM promising to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years
IBM is planning on hiring over 25,000 people total with 2,000 of them being veterans. This come after a recent announcement of the IBM expansion plan across the U.S.

03.20.17
Midlands Technical College Opens Veterans Success Center
MTC officially opened its new Veterans Success Center March 16 for service members and veterans to connect and network. It is a campus hub for veterans in terms of outreach and community resources. The center will also be the home for the college’s VetSuccess on Campus counselor.

03.16.17
Veterans talk about PTSD with hopes to change the perception
There are many stereotypes surrounding veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many of them are negative and paint those living with PTSD as violent. However, the Student Veteran Association at the University of South Carolina is aiming to change that perception.

03.14.17
RECON SC looks to expand career help for veterans
RECON SC to be renamed and the event to be expanded to help more veterans and service members find meaningful civilian careers.

02.08.17
Rita Allison: A new Chief Justice, appointment of SC Education Chief, in-state tuition for veterans
A new bill making its way through the legislative process would grant in-state tuition to any veteran (and his/her dependents) honorably discharged.

01.13.17
Hilton Hires 10,000 veterans in three years, reaching Operation: Opportunity hiring goal two years early 
The Hilton Franchise has reached its hiring goal as part of their Operation: Opportunity program, which provides wide-ranged support of the U.S. Military and their families.

6.29.16
Amazon pledges to hire 25,000 veterans, military spouses
Over the next five years, Amazon plans to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses. Amazon plans to hold military recruitment events to ramp up the hiring process for the upcoming holiday season.

2.27.15
First Annual OPE Summit
“Everyone in this room has the same goal — we want South Carolina to be the most military friendly state in the nation,” Gov. Haley said. “OPE paves the way for this achievement while maintaining our state’s reputation as a top destination for businesses to invest and expand.”

2.26.2014
Gov. Nikki Haley, S.C. National Guard and DEW Announce Operation Palmetto Employment
Governor Nikki Haley today joined representatives from the South Carolina National Guard and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce in officially launching Operation Palmetto Employment, a statewide military employment initiative aimed at reducing the unemployment rate among South Carolina’s military community.