Governor Holds First Job Fair to Assist V.C. Summer Employees

Hundreds Attend Employ SC Fair Looking For Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- The first career push of the governor’s initiative to assist workers layed off by V.C. Summer kicked off today.

Two weeks have passed since Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced construction would cease on V.C. Summer reactors.

Workers said the subject remains fresh on their minds as they try move forward with a different job.

Slyvester Terry is one of the many residents of Fairfield County who came out to Chapin for the first Employ SC job fair. He said his wife was one of the thousands who lost their job in Jenkinsville and his company will soon face the same fate.

“Durafiber in Winnsboro, South Carolina their closing down September 11th so this is a good opportunity for me to look for a job,” said Terry.

Governor McMaster said he is pleased to see the hundreds of job-seekers interact with employers on site.

“I tell you there are a lot of qualified workers in this room right now. There are a lot of highly interested employers that have several hundred jobs open right now. And we’re just finding that tremendous,” said Governor McMaster.

One company ready to connect with applicants is Michelin.

“Right now Michelin as a company we have a great need to fulfill some very specific skills that just don’t come about every day. This opportunity to grab some of these folks right now to become apart of our Michelin brand is very, very important,” said Lexington Facility Manager Mike Williams.

If you happened to miss Monday’s fair, another fair will be held at the Columbia Convention Center on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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