Aiken Job Fair Vendors:

• Acceptance Now

• Accustaff

• Active Minerals

• Advantage Staffing

• Aiken/Augusta Warrior Project

• Aiken County Detention Center

• Aiken Regional Medical Centers

• Aiken Staffing Associates

• Aiken Technical College – ASSIST Program

• Allied Barton Security Services

• Aramark

• Bewell Home Services & Trinity on Laurens

• BI-LO

• Blue Cross Blue Shield of S.C.

• Circle K stores

• Columbia Mobile Vet Center/Dept. of Veterans Affairs

• Costa Farms

• CVS Caremark

• Daybreak Adult Care

• Dollar General

• DSM Chemicals

• Family Dollar

• FCI Edgefield

• Gallman Personnel Services

• GlaxoSmithKline

• Imerys Ceramics

• Lead Dog Pizza

• Life Wireless

• Lower Savannah Council of Governments

• McDonald’s

• Michelin Manufacturing

• Milliken & Co-Johnston

• Native Landscaping

• NHC Homecare

• Nuclear Care Partners

• Peoplelink Staffing Solutions

• Phillips Staffing

• Recleim S.C.

• ResCare HomeCare

• Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept.

• Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

• S.C. Dept. of Corrections

• S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles

• S.C. Dept. of Public Safety

• S.C. Works

• Security Federal Bank

• Spherion Staffing Services

• Teleperformance

• Thompson Industrial Services

• Titan Marketing & Sales

• Tri-Development Center of Aiken County

• Universal Benefits

• Universal Protection Service

• UPS

• Valley Proteins

• Veracity Payment Solutions

• Verizon Wireless

• Waffle House

• Walton Options for Independent Living

• WHECO Corporation

• Woodward & Associates

• Zaxby’s

- As of Wednesday, Aug. 6

More than 50 employers from around the CSRA will be in one location to meet and greet job seekers at the Aiken County Job Fair next week.


On Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aiken Technical College, employers will be spread around the campus gym, meeting and speaking with job seekers about potential employment opportunities. The job fair is open to the public.


The job fair is sponsored by the S.C. Department of Social Services, and for the first time, state and local agencies are teaming up for this endeavor, according to DSS Workforce Development Program Manager John Timmons. Sponsors include the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, S.C. Works, Goodwill Industries of Upstate and Midlands South Carolina and the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project.


“We have employers from blue-collar to white-collar agencies alike coming, and we’re very pleased about this,” Timmons said. “In addition to the employers, we will have a few staffing agencies present to talk about different assist programs and some staff providing information about various tax incentives.”


Participating employers include Security Federal Bank, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Zaxby’s and Verizon Wireless, among others.


“We made sure we got a diversity of employers, from manufacturing, restaurant, home care and business,” Timmons said. “Even though the unemployment rate has gotten better in South Carolina, and Aiken County is in pretty good shape, we want it to be much better.”


Job seekers are asked to dress appropriately and bring several copies of their resume.


Because some employers only offer online applications, Aiken Tech will have its computer lab set up for individuals to access specific applications.


“As far as job seekers, we’re also encouraging people to get there as early as they can,” Timmons said. “While the event starts at 10 a.m., we want people to get there early so they have enough time to meet with employers. This is a great way for people to explore what type of job opportunities are available, and the main focus is to get people back to work.”


Aiken Technical College’s gym is located at 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway in building 900.


USC Aiken will also hold a career fair later in the fall as a chance for employers to speak about their organizations to both students and alumni.


The career fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center gym, located at 471 University Parkway.


For more information about Aiken Tech’s job fair, call 803-641-3440.


Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.