Annual job fair to offer more opportunities

Goodwill job fair preps

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Normally, you go to the mall to spend your bucks, but on Thursday, you'll be able to go to the Myrtle Beach Mall for a chance to earn money with the opportunity for a new job.

Hosted by Palmetto Goodwill, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Myrtle Beach Mall, it's an opportunity for nearly forty businesses to recruit locals looking for jobs.

In 2013, thirty businesses accepted more than 900 applications for opportunities that ranged from seasonal to full-time work.

"Last year, 17 jobs were filled on the day of the job fair, and many others were scheduled for second interviews or interviews to follow," says Palmetto Goodwill VP of Mission Services Rick Shelley.  He says he expects to see larger numbers this year.

The fair lasts from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., but if you show up early, you'll have a chance to jump in on free workshops, including an opportunity for resume review.

"They're gonna be talking about dress for success and interviewing skills. Some of the stores within the mall have agreed to bring in mannequin and demonstrations for how to dress for interviews," says Shelley.

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce shares a list of businesses registered for the job fair:

21 Main at North Beach

A Father's Place

AMS Ambulance Company Conway

Apache Family Campground, Inc

Barefoot Princess Riverboat


Car City LLC

Carolina's Staffing Solutions

City of Myrtle Beach

Coastal Games & Amusements

Coldwell Banker Chicora Real Estate

Dollar General Corp

Elliott Realty

Grand Strand Dining Group

Hollywood Wax Museum

Home Depot

Home Instead Senior Care

It Works Global

Life Wireless

Master Corp

Palmetto Goodwill

Paradise Entertainment


R & S Food Management LLC

Reliv International

SC Vocational Rehabilitation Dept

Select Health of SC, Inc.

Sharpshooter Imaging

TD Bank

Time Warner Cable

Trojan Labor/Acrux Staffing

Waccamaw Regional Council of Govt


If you can't make this fair, you'll have another opportunity to meet with employers next month. They'll be set up at a job fair at the Inlet Square Mall on March 13th. This job fair will feature different businesses and more jobs, with a focus on the South Strand.

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