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Upcoming South Carolina job fairs, training classes in the Columbia area

Where you might find work -- or job training -- during December

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If you are looking for a job, there are several opportunities available to you to find work in the month of December. Here is a list of known job fair events.

Waffle House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, December 6 and December 13 at SC Works Orangeburg, 1804 Joe S Jeffords Hwy, Orangeburg. Positions available include cooks, cashiers, dishwashers. waitstaff, managers and manager trainees for placement at three locations in Orangeburg County: 5 Chop Rd/301 in Orangeburg, St Matthews Rd/601 in Orangeburg, and Old Number 6 Hwy in Santee. Applicants are asked to dress professionally, wear a face mask and practice social distancing, bring up-to-date resumes and be prepared to be interviewed. 

MAU Workforce at Samsung in Newberry, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 121 Truman Ave., Newberry. Positions available include forklift operator, assembler, quality inspector, material handler, machine operator and production associate. Starting pay is $14 to 17 an hour, health benefits, 401K, and opportunity for advancement. mau.com/samsung-jobs

US Patriot Hiring Event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at SC Works Midlands, 700 Taylor St., Columbia. US Patriot is a retailer of military and law enforcement tactical gear. Positions available include senior embroidery, administrative assistant, sales associate, and warehouse specialist. Apply in advance online at USPatriotTactical.com/careers and bring an up-to-date resume to the event. Interviews will be conducted on-site.

Lexington County Sheriff's Department, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at SC Works Midlands, 671 Main St., West Columbia. Apply in advance online at joinlcsd.com/application and bring up-to-date resume to the event. Positions available include patrol deputies, correctional officers, and human resources specialists. $500 new hire incentive, $1,500 two-year retention incentive.

Tyson Foods, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 14. Hiring for the Columbia location will be at the SC Works Orangeburg site, 1804 Joe S Jeffords Hwy, Orangeburg. Positions available include production, maintenance, forklift drivers, refrigeration tech and CDL drivers. Starting salaries at $16 per hour with full benefits. Applicants are asked to dress professionally, wear a face mask and practice social distancing, bring up-to-date resumes and be prepared to be interviewed.

Path2Redemption OSHA Certified Forklifting Class, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 to 15 at 201 Columbia Mall Rd., Columbia. The class is FREE to anyone with a law enforcement record who is interested in gaining OSHA Certified training, lunch will be provided. Reserve a slot for $20 -- refunded to you at the end of training -- by emailing scpath2redemption@yahoo.com. Hosted by Path2Redemption, The Meeting Place Church, and Truist Bank. An employer has expressed interest in hiring a certified driver.

Learn more about job openings in the area at SC Department of Social Services (DSS) Employment Tools and Resources website.