Job Fair Today: 1-3 PM

Ever wonder what it will take to secure the right job at the right time for the right pay? Organizers of the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair say you’ll find answers at Piedmont Tech today. PTC and the Upper Savannah SC Works System are hosting a job fair early this afternoon with more than 70 employers from Greenwood, Laurens, Abbeville, Edgefield, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.

PTC faculty and staff also will be on hand to discuss affordable training and educational opportunities that can qualify candidates for stable, lucrative careers right here in South Carolina.

Ann Skinner, workforce development administrator for the Upper Savannah Council of Governments, said “Area employers are looking for qualified individuals to do jobs that not only pay well but encourage their sense of pride in a company’s success.” She added, “They are excited to attend this event because they get to see two different kinds of job-seekers ― students who are eager to apply their knowledge, and the general public. Joining forces with PTC has been a great partnership, and we are thankful that they are able to combine our job fair with their employer day so that these employers get the most out of a day away from the office.”

Josh Black, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Communications at Piedmont Tech, said, “This is a rare opportunity to meet employers face-to-face and find out what it takes to get hired.” He added, “Obtaining the necessary, cutting-edge skills sought by today’s employers is closer, faster, more affordable than residents might imagine at Piedmont Tech.”

Companies represented at today’s job fair come from a diverse range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, government, health sciences, engineering, community service and education.

The employers will be on site this afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at the Medford Family Event Center on PTC’s Lex Walters Campus at 620 North Emerald Road in Greenwood.