Yesterday (Tuesday, May 25th), the S.C. Department of Commerce, Laurens County Development Corporation, and Laurens District 55 High School collaborated to host a Graduating Senior Recruitment event. Twelve local businesses and industries covering healthcare, manufacturing, human services, and more were onsite at Laurens High School to provide information and showcase available career opportunities to seniors (and underclass students) potentially entering the workforce upon graduation. Some participating companies said that they received some great leads and potential candidates for open positions.
Matt Wiggins, SC Dept of Commerce: “The job fair at LDHS really was labor market driven. Companies are having to get more assertive in reaching out to potential workforce populations. When bringing up the idea of engaging the high school students, many of our companies expressed interest in coming to recruit them for entry level positions.”
Another similar High School Student Recruitment event will take place at Clinton High School on Tuesday, June 15th.
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