Workforce Stories

New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

February 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing Dreamliner

Today, at its North Charleston facility, the newest Boeing Dreamliner was unveiled. The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family and is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina President Donald Trump and S.C. Governor Henry McMaster attended the event...

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

August 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
airplane

A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in...

Researchers to Examine Southeast’s Booming Growth of Aerospace Workforce

May 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Boeing airplane

It’s no secret that in the Southeast, the workforce of the aerospace industry has experienced exponential growth. A study done by the University of South Carolina shows that ever since South Carolina began recovering from the Great Recession in 2010, annual employment...

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility. The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
worker cleaning airplane turbine

Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

Apprenticeship Carolina

March 5, 2014 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina is part of the South Carolina Technical College System. The program works to not only attract new and expanding companies to the state but also provide the workforce development tools necessary to make certain they grow and prosper in South Carolina...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
SC Work

South Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an...

ReadySC: High School to Work

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
ReadySC

Finding a job after high school can be tough. But, in the upstate of South Carolina, innovative thinking between industry, education facilities, and agencies dedicated to finding and training workers, offers opportunities that are unprecedented. For more information, visit...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
manufacturing

Eight-five percent of Spartanburg's job growth is manufacturing. Usually there are many manufacturing jobs available in the area even though the unemployment rate is high. Students and parents need to be educated about jobs that are available in the region where they live...

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