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Resources for Employers

Is your company looking for good, local employees? Develop your workforce with us. Myrtle Beach Area Chamber investors may post jobs at no charge. We invite you to visit the Job Bank and see how easy it is to post jobs online and view resumes of job seekers!

Job Bank


Job Fairs

If your business is having a job fair, be sure to post it on the chamber’s event calendar for prospective employees to see.

Submit Job Fairs


Workforce Tool Box


Small Business Association Hire and Retain Employees Guide

SBA Hire and Retain EmployeesReady to hire employees for your business? Learn about employment and labor laws to make sure your business is in compliance.


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IRS Regulations

IRS Tax Information for Businesses With Employees - If you hire employees there is information that you need to secure for your records and forms that you must complete.

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Recruiting Assistance/Workforce Training

  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments SC Works - Do you have a position that needs to be filled? The Workforce Development Department operates three full-service SC Works Centers that provide employers access to trained workers in the region. To register a business, post jobs, and review resumes, visit SC Works Waccamaw Region.
  • ReadySC - Provides recruiting and screening assistance for on the job training. 
  • Enterprise Zone Retraining Credit Program – Manufacturing companies located in South Carolina may have the opportunity to use the Job Retraining Tax Credit (E-Zone) program. This program reimburses companies for certain training and education provided to employees. 
  • Incumbent Worker Training – Funds may be available to train current employees to meet changing skill requirements due to new technology, restructuring, new product lines and other factors.
  • On-the-Job Training – On-the-job training provides wage or salary reimbursement from 50-90% (depending on the size of the business) to compensate for costs associated with training new employees.

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Second Chance Hiring Programs and Tax Credits

Businesses hiring people who were previously incarcerated may be eligible for tax credits and grant programs.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an estimated 70 million people in the U.S. have an arrest or conviction record and more than 600,000 people are released from jail each year. Tax credits and grant programs are an incentive for businesses to give people with criminal records a second chance.

Use this guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the second chance incentives.


Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina

A registered apprenticeship is an employer-sponsored flexible training program that cultivates highly skilled workers who meet the workforce demands of a competitive global economy. Through Apprenticeship Carolina, apprenticeship consultants are available, at no charge to employers, to guide companies through the registered apprenticeship development process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System. 

Apprenticeships - A Unique Opportunity to Grow Your Workforce - Check out this webinar to discover the benefits for employers, including a highly skilled workforce, state tax credit, standardized training, reduced turnover, increased productivity, and a reliable plan for the future.


Internships/Consulting Services 

In today's tight labor market, sponsoring an intern can be a significant way to lure new talent. In addition, student interns can meet short-term needs for extra assistance and bring enthusiasm and current industry knowledge.

  • Horry Georgetown Technical College - Get connected to a community of students who are motivated to succeed and ready to work.
  • Coastal Carolina University - Students from CCU's business, science, fine arts, humanities, and education colleges are eager to apply their academic knowledge and gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • CoBE (Community and Business Engagement) Institute - Offers specialized consulting assistance over a wide array of fields within your business. The list includes marketing, accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship.
     

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Continuing Education

Many of the region's most valuable workers come from the area's own vast educational system. The availability of our varied higher education choices creates an extremely well-educated base of residents.

  • Horry County Schools Adult Education program supports adults in taking the next step in their education: College and Career Transition, WorkKeys Certification, Community Education, Computer Literacy, English Classes, Family Learning Centers, GED, High School Diploma.
  • Coastal Carolina University awards baccalaureate degrees through more than 95 majors. At the graduate level, there are 27 master's degree programs, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs.
  • CCU also provides the best adult education through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at Coastal) to residents throughout the Grand Strand. 
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College is a comprehensive two-year community/technical college that offers more than 70 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who are either seeking quick entry into the workforce or desiring to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • HGTC’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development offers additional job training options for local companies, industrial prospects, and individuals who do not wish to enroll in college but need job training for immediate employment.
  • Limestone College is an accredited, independent, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution chartered by the State of South Carolina. The college offers employee discounts for undergraduate and graduate grant programs.
  • Webster University Myrtle Beach Campus offers accredited graduate school education to students in South Carolina and across the world. With opportunities to study in Myrtle Beach or earn a degree online, academic programs are focused on student success and taught by faculty with professional experience in their academic fields.
     

See Entire List of MBACC Investor Colleges/Universities

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Other Resources

  • YouthRules – U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division has created a new website with information on child labor rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The website has resources for young workers, parents, educators and employers.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers – Q&A explaining paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA. 
  • Operation Palmetto Employment - There are many benefits to being a vet-friendly employer but none greater than increasing your human capital. Register as a military-friendly employer, post jobs and connect with pre-screened applicants in the area.
  • Hiring Our Heroes - U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program - access a database of military resumes.
  • South Carolina Commission for the Blind - S.C. Commission for the Blind is your source for new talent!
  • Hire Me SC - A statewide workforce development campaign to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities - launches a free online resource for families of people with disabilities.
  • South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department - Why hire SCVRD clients? It’s good business sense. Employers from every job sector indicate that hiring VR consumers helps them reduce training costs and increase job retention rates while improving workforce diversity.
  • South Carolina Department of Commerce Regional Workforce Advisors – With a focus on ensuring South Carolina’s workforce continues to be one of the best in the nation, a team of 12 Regional Workforce Advisors (RWAs) work to connect the business and education communities to meet industry workforce demands.
  • Enterprise Zone Retraining Credit Program – Manufacturing companies located in South Carolina may have the opportunity to use the Job Retraining Tax Credit (E-Zone) program. This program reimburses companies for certain training and education provided to employees. 
  • Incumbent Worker Training – Funds may be available to train current employees to meet changing skill requirements due to new technology, restructuring, new product lines and other factors.
  • On-the-Job Training – On-the-job training provides wage or salary reimbursement from 50-90% (depending on the size of the business) to compensate for costs associated with training new employees.
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