Your participation in certified Work Ready communities benefits not only your company, but the entire community as it helps job seekers and local educators both prepare for success in their respective goals. Berkeley County has reached 97% of its goal of becoming Work Ready Certified. We need you, as employers, to help us achieve 100%! Now is the time to get your business registered for supporting the Work Ready initiative.
Go to http://workreadycommunities.org/business/form to support Berkeley County as a Work Ready Community!
North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Cintas, will host an e-waste roundup and shredding event on Saturday, August 16 at Computer Works, 6813 Rivers Avenue, in North Charleston between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The free event allows people to donate and recycle computers and accessories, plus shred personal documents to guard against identity theft. Donors will receive a 10% discount at Computer Works for their computers.
The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its success, and it has invited the governor to join that celebration.
The chamber’s annual meeting is set for Sept. 5 at the North Charleston Convention Center, and Gov. Nikki Haley will be the keynote speaker.
“Berkeley County is the only county in the state since 1977 to have more than two years of $1 billion in capital investments,” chamber chief executive officer Elaine Morgan said. “As a matter of fact, Berkeley has had four $1 billion years. We want to celebrate that success with Gov. Haley at our annual meeting.”
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Businesses are opening while others are still under construction in the Nexton Community just off exit 199.
The front area of the community will have offices, hotels, apartments and restaurants. The Carolina Ale House just opened their doors Monday.
Framing for over 300 upscale apartments set to be ready early next year is already underway.
GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—People who call Goose Creek home will soon have another option for buying groceries.
According to Mayor Michael Heitzler, he and other city leaders met with representatives for Walmart Neighborhood Market approximately two months ago. Plans are now moving forward to build a store in the area.
“They were very impressed with Goose Creek,” Heitzler stated. “They think this is a dynamic community with a lot of opportunity here especially with the growth the city is experiencing.”
While Berkeley County’s population has dramatically increased in the past fourteen years from 142,000 in 2000, to an estimated 194,000 now, 35% of the population still resides in the county’s rural areas.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fruit of the Loom announced today plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center. The addition will add 402,000 square feet to the current 350,000-square-foot building, more than doubling its size. The expansion is expected to create 49 new jobs by 2016 and will primarily help service Fruit of the Loom’s growing e-commerce and intimates businesses.
COLUMBIA, S.C. –JBE, Inc., a supplier to the automotive, aerospace, and industrial electrical industries, today announced
its decision to expand into the City of Hanahan in Berkeley County. The investment is expected to create approximately
20 new jobs in the Charleston region.
As part of this expansion, the company plans to grow its aerospace work and better serve the Port of Charleston and all
of its customers.
North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by Best Buy to conduct a hiring event for 60 job openings in their West Ashley, Summerville, and North Charleston store locations. The June 5th event will be held at the Palmetto Goodwill Community Service Center, 5150 Eagle Drive in North Charleston, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Interested applicants must register for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 4. The event is limited to 75 applicants.
Employment specialists and hiring managers will be onsite to explain open position requirements; answer specific questions; and job seeker will have the opportunity to engage with products prior to the interview process.
If job seekers can’t attend the Hire Me! events, they may apply for jobs at Job Link Centers, create or update resumes, seek employment training, and search for jobs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Applicants should dress professionally.
Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a nonprofit social service organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Over 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed over 1,301 people into new jobs and provided services for over 53,084. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org.
Needed… Energy Reliability, Fuel Diversity, Fuel Security, Rate Stability
EPA’s new climate regulations could ban existing coal plants by requiring carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to be eliminated through technology that’s not commercially viable and prohibitively expensive leading to higher rates and decreased reliability.