South Carolina’s unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in April, to 9.8% from 9.9% in March, the fourth straight month of falling jobless numbers. In Lexington County, which has the lowest jobless rate in the state, unemployment rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.3% from 7.1% in March.
North Charleston gave Boeing a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the company’s final assembly and delivery plant near Charleston International Airport.
Lt. Gen. William Webster officially opened the new headquarters command at Shaw Air Force Base as some 1,200 soldiers begin moving into offices, setting up a communications center and finding places for their families to live in the Sumter community in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure mandate.
NBSC, a Synovus Bank division, announced Thursday Catherine Cantey’s promotion to treasury management director, responsible for the development of health savings accounts and treasury management products and training.
Rock Hill-based Springs Creative Products Group LLC has partnered with Walmart.com to sell Creative Cuts Fabric and Craft Kits online.
The membership organization for Columbia’s arts and entertainment district has hired Sarah Luadzers as its new executive director.
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Liberty Mutual is looking to hire a sales representative in Columbia. The full-time position entails selling auto, home and life insurance on a base salary, plus commission. As a direct employee, licensing and training will be paid by Liberty Mutual. Benefits include a 401(k) and a company-paid pension plan. Learn more or apply here.
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