Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The latest unemployment rates released by the Employment Security Commission reveal improvements are being made to South Carolina's job market, as well as in Horry County.
People living in Myrtle Beach say they can see a different in job conditions. At Broadway at the Beach, a main tourist attraction along the Grand Strand, 17 new stores are set to open in coming months.
Michelle Sutton, spokeswoman for Burroughs and Chapin, says more than 100 stores are located at Broadway and the additional stores will help bring even more business to the area.
"It has just been a wonderful time to get some new tenants in and to bring some diversity - whether it's through the product or through food and beverage that we also have," explained Sutton.
The new stores are expected to bring jobs to the area, and some say it will hopefully put yet another dent in the staggering unemployment rate.
Adam Moore, of Mason's at the Beach, says the restaurant is hoping for a big summer boost.
"Broadway at the Beach is probably the top tourist spot in all of South Carolina," said Moore.
Moore also says he's looking to hire employees, especially for the summer season.
"We've probably hired about 30 new staff members that we have and we still are in need for about 30 more in the next month," said Moore.
A total of seven of the new 17 new stores are already open for business.