SC@Work: Rural Connections

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SC@Work: Rural Connections events are a continuation of our SC@Work: Road Trips last year. The road trips were small job fairs and community events in the most rural pockets of our great state. Those job fairs took place in 2023 at 24 different locations across 17 counties, with over 700 jobseekers in attendance and 600 follow-up interviews. Now it's time for phase two of our rural initiative: Rural Connections! These job fairs aim to be more frequent, bigger, and better!

SC@Work: Rural Connections events are targeting jobseekers with barriers to employment, such as transportation, which prevent them from accessing regional workforce development services. These events can include festivals and community events. For instance, a jobseeker can attend this event and network directly with employers, submit applications and work on their resume in DEW’s Career Coach, talk to community providers, and more. Instead of people in rural communities having to commute for 40 minutes to a job fair, we are bringing the job fairs right to their backdoor!

The state-of-the-art Career Coach mobile unit will be present at certain events, which is a traveling SC Works center that is wheelchair accessible, has 10 workstations for job-seeking activities, provides wi-fi and printer capabilities, and has staff available to assist users. It is an extension of the services provided through SC Works Centers across the state. SC@Work: Rural Connections is part of an ongoing rural initiative to make DEW and SC Works services accessible to jobseekers in rural and underserved areas.

Attend upcoming Rural Connections events in your area!

Date

Time Event Place Address
Thursday, April 4, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Job Fair  Pickens Library 124 N Catherine Street, Pickens, SC 29671 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10 AM - 2 PM Job Fair Bull Durham Center 318 Railroad Avenue North, Estill, SC 29918
Friday, April 26, 2024 10 AM - 2 PM Job Fair James Brant Building  398 Barnwell Hwy, Allendale, SC 29810
Saturday, May 4, 2024 10 AM - 2 PM Community Event Hampton County High School Track 115 Airport Road, Varnville, SC 29944
Saturday, May 4, 2024 10 AM - 4 PM Job Fair AG & Art Tour 206 N. Main Street, McCormick, SC 29835
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Job Fair Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach 1684 Brownswood Road, Johns Island, SC 29455
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Job Fair The Door of Hope Christian Church 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Marion, SC 29571
Friday, May 17, 2024 9 AM - 2 PM Employment Workshop Thunderbolt Career Center 1069 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
Monday, May 20, 2024 10 AM - 12 PM Job Fair The Dream Center 111 Hillcrest Drive, Easley, SC 29640
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Resume Workshop Colleton County School District Building 500 Forest Circle, Walterboro, SC 29488
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Job Fair Lowrys Community Center 2266 Old York Road, Chester, SC 29706
Saturday, June 1, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Local Farms and Markets Tour AG & Art Tour 5789 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy, Allendale, SC 29810
Saturday, June 1, 2024 8:30 AM - 6 PM Community Event Broad River Antique Power Association 320 Green Acres Rd. Gaffney, SC 29341
Friday, June 14, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Hiring Event Pelion Branch Library 206 Pine St. Pelion, SC 29123
Monday, June 24, 2024 10 AM - 3 PM Hiring Event Cherokee County Public Library 201 S Rutherford St. Blacksburg, SC 29702
Monday, June 24, 2024 5:30 PM - 7 PM Job and Resource Fair SC Works Center 1085 Thunderbolt Dr Walterboro, SC 29488
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9 AM - 12 PM Community/Hiring Event Smith Park 201 Cottingham Blvd. Bennettsville, SC 29512
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 9 AM - 12 PM Job Fair Darlington-Lee County Adult Education Center 123 E. College Street, Bishopville, SC 29010
Friday, June 28, 2024 11 AM - 2 PM Hiring Event  Refuge Family Worship Center 1009 Bluff Road, Marion, SC 29571
Saturday, June 29, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Local Gardeners and Markets Tour AG & Art Tour 111 Columbia Street, Chester, SC 29706
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Hiring Event  St John Recreation Complex 301 St. John Road, Cameron, SC 29033
Thursday, July 11, 2024 10 AM - 12 PM Job and Resource Fair Greenwood County Library 600 Main Street South, Greenwood, SC 29646
Friday, July 19, 2024 11 AM - 2 PM Job Fair Pine Recreation Center 310 Jessamine Street, Darlington, SC 29532
Friday, July 26, 2024  11 AM - 1 PM  Job and Resource Fair Paul Dennis Community Center 123 N Main Street, McCormick, SC 29835
Thursday, August 22, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Hiring Event Santee Bible Baptist  9750 Old Number Six Highway, Santee, SC 29142
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 10 AM - 1 PM Hiring Event  Voorhees University  481 Porter Drive, Denmark, SC 29042

 


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