Greenville County proudly boasts a diverse, well-educated, and skilled workforce. Employers draw workers from a wide area, including neighboring counties in Upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina, and northern Georgia. Our market has competitive wages, and as a right-to-work and employment-at-will state, South Carolina enjoys stable employer-employee relations and one of the country’s lowest unionization rates.
As Greenville continues to gain recognition for its quality of life, the talent pool also continues to grow. The city regularly rates as one of the Best Places for Young Professionals (Niche), The South’s Best Cities on the Rise (Southern Living), and the Best Small City in the United States (Conde Nast Traveler). Greenville and the Upstate SC Region are actively attracting new residents through initiatives of the visitor’s bureau, VisitGreenvilleSC, and their Yeah, That Greenville campaign, as well as new workers through the Upstate SC Alliance’s MoveUpstateSC campaign.
Contact our Marketing and Research Manager or visit our Key Data tool for more information about Greenville County’s Labor Force.
What differentiates Greenville is the community’s focus on developing the workforce of the future. With cutting-edge initiatives, particularly around STEM, our community is dedicated to developing the right skills and knowledge to help your business flourish. Our students attend schools that cater to our state’s and county’s target industries. Additionally, partnership programs between Greenville County Schools, Greenville Technical College, and local employers connect businesses to high school and college-aged students with a range of education and training to ensure they have real-world learning. The Upstate Region has over a dozen higher education institutions for students, including three technical schools, two community colleges, and 12 four-year universities.
Contact our Marketing and Research Manager or visit our Key Data tool for more information about Greenville County’s Education System.
South Carolina has a strong talent pool for businesses seeking to hire educated professionals and skilled laborers. There are multiple training programs for companies with ten or more employees, including services for veterans seeking employment. Additionally, several resources are available, such as ReadySC, Apprenticeship Carolina, Enterprise Zone Retraining Credits, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) & SC Works Business Solutions. These programs offer pre-screening, skills assessments, technical and on-the-job training, and referrals for qualified job seekers. The goal is to ensure your company has the workers it needs on day one.
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