Employment help headed to Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – The SC Career Works career coach is headed for Ridgeway to assist residents with job placement on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

“The green bus is a mobile extension of the statewide SC Works centers. The mobile unit is geared toward helping residents of rural communities create resumes and search for jobs. It also helps assess the applicant’s skills and offers other employment assistance,” Mark Wuest, regional manager for SC Works in the Midlands, said.

“While this isn’t a job fair as such, we will also have a number of employers on site that will be conducting interviews and providing employment information,” Wuest said.

The coach will be parked at Ridgeway Town Hall (Century House) at 170 Dogwood Avenue, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The employment vendors will be set up inside the Town Hall.

The mobile unit is equipped with 10 work stations for job seeking activities, on-site assistance, Wi-Fi and printer capabilities and is wheelchair accessible.

According to postings in the South Carolina Works Online services portal, there are more than 300 employment opportunities within 10 miles of Ridgeway. Fairfield County’s August unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, compared to July’s rate of 4.9 percent.

According to S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce data, 9,421 Fairfield County residents are employed. Statewide, South Carolina’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in August compared to 3.4 percent in July

For more information about the career coach, contact 803-297-2264.