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
Grand Strand Dining Group
Hollywood Wax Museum
Home Instead Senior Care
It Works Global
R & S Food Management LLC
SC Vocational Rehabilitation Dept
Select Health of SC, Inc.
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.