Operation Palmetto Employment
An initiative designed to help the state’s military service members, their family members and veterans find meaningful civilian careers. Operation Palmetto Employment (OPE) matches jobseekers and employers through several efforts, including a website, hiring events and job fairs.This initiative was launched by Gov. Nikki Haley and is implemented through the S.C. National Guard and DEW.
In 2015 more than 23,000 veterans received services, more than 8,000 entered employment and onsite employer visits regarding veterans increased by 76 percent from the previous year.