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Lifeboat Jobs: Week 5 – Manufacturing

Wed, 09/23/2020

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Releases Fifth Round of Lifeboat Jobs

This week’s Lifeboat Jobs is focusing on the Manufacturing industry. If you’ve missed the first several weeks of Lifeboat Jobs, our Labor Market Information (LMI) team scoured through more than 45,000, non-seasonally adjusted*, job postings in South Carolina to calculate and capture the most readily available positions right now in the Palmetto State.

“The Manufacturing Industry is one of our state’s largest sectors. According to the South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance, approximately 12-percent of all South Carolinians were employed in the manufacturing sector in recent years. That’s huge. Not only is the industry a major employer, it’s a major contributor to the state’s Gross State Product (GSP), producing $35.16 Billion each year. That equates to nearly 17% of the state’s entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means that this industry is going to continue to be a top contender in our state for employment opportunities. If you’re looking for sustainable work opportunities, getting experience in the Manufacturing Industry is a very viable career opportunity,” states Labor Market Information/Business Intelligence Division Director, Brian Nottingham.

To explore this week’s Lifeboat Jobs for the Manufacturing Industry, including potential career paths as a General & Operations Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sales Representative Wholesale & Manufacturing and Maintenance & Repair Workers, visit here: https://dew.sc.gov/how-we-help-individuals/find-job. If you missed last week’s Lifeboat Jobs in the Transportation and Logistics Industry, you can find out more information on the same link listed above. Graphics will be updated each week to highlight a new industry.

Next week, we will be exploring in-demand Lifeboat Jobs in the Information Computer Science followed by the final week of Lifeboat Jobs, which will focus on the Support/Customer Service Industry.

About the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency has four missions: (1) workforce development; (2) free job match employment services; (3) unemployment insurance; and (4) labor market information. All four missions contribute to workforce development. The agency is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services and programs that meet the needs of our businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.