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Old 10-16-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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My husband and I have just moved to Lexington from New York. Does anyone know the best way to go about looking for a job: employment agency, newspaper. What employment agency has the most results in placing people. I do bookkeeping/accounting, my husband has years of experience in warehousing/forklifting
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I've worked with Randstad and Office Team before in Columbia and was generally pleased. I think Randstad is temp work and Office Team might inclide temp-to-perm and direct hire. I would also suggest Accountemps for your field. I think there are usually warehouse-type jobs for companies posted on the SC Employment Security Commission website which is www.sces.org. Plus I think a lot of staffing agencies specialize in those types of warehouse work--I'd get a copy of the Columbia phonebook or look at the yellow pages online for a list.

Some churches in the area also run employment support and networking groups. One off the top of my head is St. Peter's on Assembly St. I am an acquaintance of one of the group members who told me it is open to the public to attend.

Good luck!
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Maine!
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in the meantime, the school district (lexington 1) is always looking for subs (teachers, food service, custodial). lex 1 if you want to stay "gainfully" employed while looking for the work you really want to do.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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If you're a blue collar worker with little skills, good luck. We've been here in Lexington county for 9 months and my husband still hasn't found suitable work. That's one reason we're moving back to New Jersey in a few months.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Why would anyone move without a job first????
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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I know several people or families that moved to SC from NY/NJ without jobs. It is often prohibitively expensive to live in the NYC metro, and if you don't have a job it is still often a smart financial move to move to a state with a much lower cost-of-living like SC. Also if you are looking for employment in an industry that currently has more opportunities in the Southeast than in the Northeast it would make sense too.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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If you're a blue collar worker with little skills, good luck. We've been here in Lexington county for 9 months and my husband still hasn't found suitable work. That's one reason we're moving back to New Jersey in a few months.
Pray tell, where can anyone find work if they have no skills?
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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If you're a blue collar worker with little skills, good luck. We've been here in Lexington county for 9 months and my husband still hasn't found suitable work. That's one reason we're moving back to New Jersey in a few months.
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Pray tell, where can anyone find work if they have no skills?

with "little skills", isn't any job "suitable work"?
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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in the meantime, the school district (lexington 1) is always looking for subs (teachers, food service, custodial). lex 1 if you want to stay "gainfully" employed while looking for the work you really want to do.
Thanks for posting this. Things are progressing with my husband getting transferred to Columbia. I currently work at my kids school and the positions fill up very quickly and they turn people away. This is good to know when we start looking homes.
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