Area employers who are hiring are encouraged to participate in a job fair sponsored by the Upper Savannah Workforce System and Greenwood Mall.
The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to participate. However, available space is limited. Registration ends on April 17 or when all spots are filled.
Employers can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sc-works-job-fair-upper-savannah-region-tickets-32361816063. Employers can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get that online registration link sent to them.
As many as 80-plus employers have attended recent job fairs. It does not matter if an employer wishes to hire one employee or 50.
Employers from the Upper Savannah region of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties will be encouraged to have booths at the fair. Employers from Upper Savannah’s surrounding counties will also be invited.
The Job Fair’s new feature this spring is that an invitation has been extended to select high school seniors so that employers have an opportunity to connect with the class of 2017. There are many opportunities for recent graduates to work and go to school. Both Greenwood and Laurens counties have scholarship programs where residents can attend Piedmont Technical College tuition free.
People who are unemployed or interested in changing careers are encouraged to attend and visit the employer booths. Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and are encouraged to dress as if they are going for an interview. There will also be workshops with topics involving careers and how to look for jobs, etc.
Information on the job fair is on line at www.upperscworks.com/jobFair.php.
For more information, call the Upper Savannah Council of Governments Workforce Development Division staff at 941-8050 or 1-800-922-7729 or your county’s SC Works Center.