SC Job Fair Wednesday attracts lots of job-seekers to convention center

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More than 110 businesses were represented at the Columbia Convention Center Wednesday for the 2018 Palmetto State Job Fair.

Companies ranging from insurance agencies and police departments, to restaurants and non-profit organizations were there to meet potential employees.

Republic National Distributing Company was present with Human Resources Specialist Rachel Sullivan, coordinating the company’s booth. Sullivan was pleased with the variety of people she had spoken with who showed interest in the company.

“There have been a lot of people with a lot of different backgrounds, so that’s really good at RNDC, because we have a lot of different positions,” Sullivan said.

She said the main job availability they have right now is for operations positions in warehouse and transportation. Hickory Tavern was also present at the job fair, with Regional Manager Jeff Waken as their representative. According to Waken, this is the first year their restaurant has attended. Since the restaurant is so close to the Columbia Convention Center, they wanted to participate. 

“We have two restaurant locations, and we are looking for front of house, back of house, all positions,” Waken said. “If we can find a couple of great people from this, it’s worth it.”

Three women (who preferred not to give their names) attending the job fair were in hopes of finding a nursing or health-field job. They currently work in the field, but were searching to find a new position through via networking at the job fair.

“I spoke with some people at the Eau Claire Healthcare Center,” said one of the women. She was like many applicants who said they were glad they came, and believed they had made some promising connections.

Not all businesses were present to hire employees, however. IT-ology is a non-profit organization that attended the job fair to get the word out about what they offer. According to IT-ology’s Rachel Barnett, they want people to be aware of all the possibilities the “IT world” has to offer. “We want to get people to understand that there are great careers in IT, and we’re here to be a resource for them,” said Barnett.

 

Categories: Business, Columbia, Richland County

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