Columbia Real Estate Update 6-8-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / JUNE 8, 2011
Amazon gets back to work on Cayce distribution center
The Internet giant released a statement at 12:15 a.m. today saying it was resuming hiring for the full-time jobs it will be creating in the Columbia area. The company has said it will invest at least $125 million in facilities in South Carolina.
Governor sets state financial summit for Thursday
Gov. Nikki Haley will host her administration’s first state financial summit starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism conference room, Room 252 of the Brown Building in Columbia. The session will include rating agencies, as well as the state’s financial, legislative and executive branch leaders, Haley’s office said.
Columbia International begins campus renovations
Crews are renovating the burned-out G. Allen Fleece Library and the inside of West Residence Hall. The school also wants to advance plans this summer to improve the exterior of Founders, Petty and Walker residence halls.
State House redistricting maps available
The House Judiciary Committee approved plans for S.C. House of Representatives districts and U.S. congressional districts. The plans may be viewed online. Individual House districts may be viewed here.
Job of the Week
Verizon Wireless is hiring a retail sales representative in Lexington. The full-time job entails using interpersonal skills to close sales and surpass quotas. The job requires at least one to two years’ sales experience in a commission environment. A college degree and Spanish language skills are a plus. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), phone discounts, tuition assistance and work-life programs. Learn more or apply here.
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