College of Charleston Career Center
You know Charleston is crawling with young, educated people. While you could just grab your next great employee off King Street on a Friday night, a better track is to connect with the recruiting program at College of Charleston. You can list your company on two online job boards. Handshake is where CofC students and alumni look for jobs, schedule interviews, and register for recruiting events. The Alumni Career Center serves more experienced alumni job seekers.
Another important recruiting tool is the annual Fall Career & Internship Fair + Grad School Expo, where you can get in front of 500 or so potential candidates. They even have outreach support services through email and other tools if you’re too busy for in-person recruitment, as well as several other opportunities.
Incumbent Worker Training Program
If you can’t find new employees, you can develop talent among your current staff. You can apply for IWTP through SC Works Trident centers in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. Through their portal, you’ll access this state-funded program to help cover the costs of training existing employees on new technology, roles, products, or services within your company.
And while you’re at it, click around and explore more employment help than you probably knew was available. For instance, you can access WorkKeys skills assessments for free rather than paying about $100 a pop for this nationally recognized standard. There’s a motherload more, but every week there are multiple SC Works training sessions where you get your feet wet virtually or in person.