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Catawba Regional Job Fair is Thursday in Richburg

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20-plus companies hiring for 500 jobs

By Reece Murphy

Regional workforce and local economic development agencies in Lancaster, Chester and York counties have joined forces to host a regional job fair Thursday, May 23.
The Catawba Regional Job Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conference Center at the Gateway, 3200 Commerce Drive, Suite C (the former Nourse Auto Mall), in Richburg.
Organizers have pulled together more than 20 companies offering more than 500 jobs between them,  ranging from administrative positions to manufacturing.
“This event is great because we get to match our strong workforce with our local companies,” said Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.
Local companies at the job fair include Nutramax Laboratories and Thomas & Betts.
Others include such diverse companies as AME, Ring Container, Guardian Industries, Sam’s Club, Fab Fours, Softex and S.C. DMV.
Early registration and more information is available locally by calling the SCWorks Center in Lancaster at (803) 313-7395.
More information on participating companies can be found by visiting the job fair’s website at http://dew.sc.gov/jobfairs.asp.
Free rides to fair available
In an effort to help jobseekers, LCEDC and SCWorks will provide  shuttle buses to and from the job fair.
Pickup locations are:

  • Kershaw Town Square – 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw
  • Heath Springs Town Hall – 103 Duncan Road, Heath Springs
  • Lancaster Square Shopping Center – in front of Kimbrell’s Furniture, 909 N. Main St.

Schedule:
7:15 a.m. – Departs Kershaw Town Square
7:45 a.m. – Departs Heath Springs
8:15 a.m. – Departs Lancaster Square
9:00 a.m. – Arrives at Job Fair in Richburg, S.C.
10:00 a.m. – Departs Lancaster Square
11:00 a.m. – Departs Lancaster Square
12:00 p.m. – Departs Lancaster Square
1:30 p.m. – Departs Job Fair in Richburg, S.C.
2:15 p.m. – Arrive at Lancaster Square
2:45 p.m. – Arrive in Heath Springs
3:15 p.m. – Arrive at Kershaw Town Square

Contact reporter Reece Murphy at (803) 283-1151