The state is rolling out a “rapid response coalition” to help place workers who lost their jobs on Monday when SCE&G abandoned its $14 billion project to build two new nuclear reactors at its V.C. Summer plant in Jenkinsville. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the coalition of public and private organizations called “Employ SC” will begin holding job fairs to assist those affected by the suspension of the project. The coalition includes 16 state agencies as well as Michelin, Duke Energy, Georgia Pacific and United Infrastructure Group. The first event will be held here in Chapin on Aug. 14.
“The coalition will match prospective employers with workers that fit their needs”, the governor’s office said in a press release. The Chapin job fair will be held Monday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies, 916 Mount Vernon Road.
In addition, a spokeswoman for the S.C. Associated General Contractors organization, made up of highway, building, utility contractors, subcontractors and suppliers told The State newspaper its members are hiring.
It has posted a free job board with positions such as project managers, estimators and pipe crew foremen. More information can be found at http://carolinasagc.ourcareerpages.com/