Live 5 hosts Job Blitz Phone Bank to help job seekers find work

SC Works, other state agencies and employers will be taking calls about jobs in the Lowcountry.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Lowcountry is open for business and Live 5 is teaming up with SC Works and employers to help you find a job. Opportunities are available, and Live 5 wants to connect you with companies and agencies that are hiring.

Do you have a question about which companies are hiring? Want to know how to get training for upcoming jobs? Do you have a criminal record or spent time in prison and need help getting a job? Do you have a disability and want to know about training and services?

Consultants with SC Works and their partnering agencies will be taking your phone calls, answering these questions on Thursday, from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. Look for the number to call on Live 5 News when the phone bank opens.

Representatives with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Wayne Brothers and Sportsman Boat Manufacturer will also be in-house and available to answer questions about jobs openings.

If you don't get through to the phone bank, you can always contact SC Works at, or call 843-574-1800.

For information about training opportunities available through readySC, please visit

Here are just a few of the companies you can learn more about during the phone bank that are actively hiring.

*Sportsman Boats: Polish & inspect, lamination associates, bilge assembly, infusion specialists, and covering assemblers

*Sundaram - Clayton Limited: Maintenance technicians, and production team members

*Cooper River Partners: Chemical operators

*W International: Welders, fitters, forklift/Hi-Lo Drivers, machine operators, and quality inspectors.

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