Our workforce comes with a strong work ethic comparable to no other. With a rich agricultural and manufacturing heritage, Clarendon County workers have the know-how to deliver quality products and services. The county's non-existent union activity, lowest work stoppage rates, and some of the lowest workers' compensation rates in the U.S. make it a prime location for businesses seeking an employer-friendly environment.
When Clarendon County hired The Pathfinders to analyze its current workforce availability, they found that our area is home to approximately 61,200 underemployed workers, 37,000 unemployed people who are actively seeking work, and another 11,600 unemployed individuals who would consider re-entering the workforce. That means that there are 109,800 available workers for new or existing employers. The Pathfinders' study You can also find a county labor market analysis here.
The workers of Clarendon County have a lot to offer. Versed in a variety of trades and having access to top-notch training programs and institutions, they are adaptable to employers' needs.
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1st SC Certified Work Ready Community
CERTIFIED WORK READY COMMUNITIES
Clarendon County is the first county in South Carolina to meet 100% of the National Certified Work Ready goals according to newest data released by ACT. Of the required 4 criteria, the county has met the National Career Readiness Certificate, Business Support and High School Graduation Rate goals. The county is currently striving to earn the required National Career Readiness Certificate Plus which measures work discipline, teamwork, managerial potential and customer service orientation in addition to the NCRC's core foundational skills.