Columbia Real Estate Update 6-17-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / JUNE 17, 2011
Ruling means 950 jobs stay at S.C. BlueCross affiliate
The Government Accountability Office upheld the U.S. military’s South Region Tricare contract with Humana Military Healthcare Services. According to BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the ruling means the retention of 950 jobs at PGBA LLC, a subsidiary of S.C. BlueCross, which subcontracts with Humana Military.
Adviser offers ideas for transforming mass transit
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority must undertake immediate changes if the region is to begin transforming transportation in the Midlands, adviser Derrick Huggins said in a report to the transit agency.
S.C. unemployment rate increases in May
South Carolina’s jobless rate ticked up from April to May but was still more than one percentage point below where it was a year ago. The manufacturing and hospitality sectors were among those to post job gains.
Legislative panel agrees on unemployment tax relief
Negotiators in the House-Senate budget conference committee agreed late Thursday to earmark $146 million to begin repaying the federal government the $900 million it borrowed when the state’s unemployment benefits trust fund was exhausted during the Great Recession.
Carolina First becomes TD Bank today
TD Bank officially rebrands its Carolina First locations today, extending the Toronto-based bank’s franchise into the Carolinas. In addition, TD Insurance Inc. will rebrand Carolina First Insurance Services in Lexington.
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Job of the Week
The Beach Co. is looking to hire an assistant manager in Columbia. Applicant must have a current S.C. Property Manager's license or obtain it within 90 days of start date and should hold or be working to attain the professional designation of Certified Apartment Manager or Accredited Property Manager. Additionally, two years’ practical experience as either a leasing consultant or an assistant manager at other properties is required. Learn more or apply here.
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