VC Summer Job Fair Taking Place Today for 5,600 Who Lost Jobs

5,600 people lost their jobs when work on two reactors stopped.

Columbia, SC (AP, WLTX) - Thousands of people searching for work following the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina are invited to job fairs this week.

Gov. Henry McMaster plans to attend the first "Employ SC" job fair Monday. It will be from until 5 p.m. at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin, which is just 14 miles from the now-scuttled project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.

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The Center for Advanced Technical Studies is located at 914 Mt. Vernon Church Road in Chapin.

The July 31 decision by SCE&G and state-owned Santee Cooper left about 6,000 people jobless.

McMaster says Employ SC was created to help connect them with available jobs.

All state agencies with openings are participating in the job fairs. Participating companies include Duke Energy, Michelin, and Georgia Pacific.

A second job fair will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street in Columbia from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16. It will be hosted by the City of Columbia.

Here is an updated list of organizations confirmed to be in attendance at the job fairs:

• City of Columbia
• South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC Works)
• South Carolina Department of Administration
• South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
• South Carolina Department of Corrections
• South Carolina Department of Education
• South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
• South Carolina Department of Insurance
• South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
• South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
• South Carolina Department of Mental Health
• South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
• South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
• South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
• South Carolina Department of Public Safety
• South Carolina Department of Revenue
• South Carolina Department of Social Services
• South Carolina Department of Transportation
• Akebono
• Boeing
• Carolina AGC
• CR Jackson
• Dominion Energy
• Duke Energy
• South Carolina Firefighters Association
• Georgia Pacific
• Greenwood Mills
• International Textile Group
• INVISTA
• Lane Construction
• Lee Construction of the Carolinas
• Mercedes-Benz USA
• Michelin
• Overland Contracting
• Palmetto Corporation of Conway
• Pegasus Steel
• Samsung
• South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
• South Carolina Technical College System
• SCANA
• Sunrun
• The Kraft Heinz Company
• Thompson Construction Group
• Thompson Industrial Services
• United Infrastructure Group
• University of South Carolina
• West Columbia Police Department

 

 

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