More than 50 employers from around the CSRA will be in one location to meet and greet job seekers at the Aiken County Job Fair next week.
Aiken Job Fair Vendors:
Aiken/Augusta Warrior Project
Aiken County Detention Center
Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Aiken Staffing Associates
Aiken Technical College ASSIST Program
Allied Barton Security Services
Bewell Home Services & Trinity on Laurens
Blue Cross Blue Shield of S.C.
Circle K stores
Columbia Mobile Vet Center/Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Daybreak Adult Care
Gallman Personnel Services
Lead Dog Pizza
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Milliken & Co-Johnston
Nuclear Care Partners
Peoplelink Staffing Solutions
Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
S.C. Dept. of Corrections
S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles
S.C. Dept. of Public Safety
Security Federal Bank
Spherion Staffing Services
Thompson Industrial Services
Titan Marketing & Sales
Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
Universal Protection Service
Veracity Payment Solutions
Walton Options for Independent Living
Woodward & Associates
- As of Wednesday, Aug. 6
On Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aiken Technical College, employers will be spread around the campus gym, meeting and speaking with job seekers about potential employment opportunities. The job fair is open to the public.
The job fair is sponsored by the S.C. Department of Social Services, and for the first time, state and local agencies are teaming up for this endeavor, according to DSS Workforce Development Program Manager John Timmons. Sponsors include the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, S.C. Works, Goodwill Industries of Upstate and Midlands South Carolina and the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project.
We have employers from blue-collar to white-collar agencies alike coming, and were very pleased about this, Timmons said. In addition to the employers, we will have a few staffing agencies present to talk about different assist programs and some staff providing information about various tax incentives.
Participating employers include Security Federal Bank, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Zaxbys and Verizon Wireless, among others.
We made sure we got a diversity of employers, from manufacturing, restaurant, home care and business, Timmons said. Even though the unemployment rate has gotten better in South Carolina, and Aiken County is in pretty good shape, we want it to be much better.
Job seekers are asked to dress appropriately and bring several copies of their resume.
Because some employers only offer online applications, Aiken Tech will have its computer lab set up for individuals to access specific applications.
As far as job seekers, were also encouraging people to get there as early as they can, Timmons said. While the event starts at 10 a.m., we want people to get there early so they have enough time to meet with employers. This is a great way for people to explore what type of job opportunities are available, and the main focus is to get people back to work.
Aiken Technical Colleges gym is located at 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway in building 900.
USC Aiken will also hold a career fair later in the fall as a chance for employers to speak about their organizations to both students and alumni.
The career fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center gym, located at 471 University Parkway.
For more information about Aiken Techs job fair, call 803-641-3440.
Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.