South Carolina plays an important role in driving the Charlotte region’s economy. Four of the state’s counties are members of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s Economic Development Advisory Council. These counties include: Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York.
For the 11th consecutive year, South Carolina has earned a top stop in Area Development magazine’s list of “Top States for Doing Business in 2020.” South Carolina made the annual list at #3 (behind third place Georgia and second place Tennessee and ahead of fifth place North Carolina).
A curated list of business, career and community links.
- The Giants: Fortune 500 + 1000 companies in the greater Charlotte region.
- Fast Growth Middle Market Firms: The 40 fastest-growing middle market companies in NC.
- Major Upstate Employers: The largest employers in Upstate SC.
- Fintech SE: The latest Fintech news from the Carolinas + 6 other SE states.
- Remote Workers: NC is a hot spot nationally for remote workers.
- Charlotte Angel Connection: Podcasts covering the start-up ecosystem in CLT.
A curated list of business, career and community links with a focus on positivity.
More than 500,000 people in North Carolina have filed for unemployment in the weeks since businesses starting closing down due to the pandemic. This equates to 10% of North Carolina’s workforce. And the picture is certainly challenging in South Carolina, too. Last week, WalletHub released a study that compared unemployment claim increases in USA states for the week of March 30, 2019 to the same week in 2020. North Carolina’s unemployment claims rose 4282.7% year-over-year (7th highest in the nation), while South Carolina’s claims rose 3931.2% (33rd highest in the nation).
With the rise in unemployment, we have curated links that have relevance to professionals – especially those who are experienced in their career paths.
It might be time to think about a career change.
Times of crisis can fuel pivots in your career path. This article provides terrific insights and is aimed at professionals in the 50+ age range.
LinkedIn has free resources to help with job search strategies.
11 free courses to help you build a job search strategy, lean on your professional network, and improve your interviewing skills.
Why losing a job deserves its own grieving process.
The loss of a job triggers grief. Understand the grieving process and use these 3 tips to get into a productive mindset.
How to prepare for the future of work in uncertain times.
Some great career tips from Forbes on how to use the disruption created by the pandemic to take control and future-proof yourself.
How to train your mind for high-pressure situations.
Tips from an Olympic Coach to help you excel during interviews, negotiations, etc.