Since January 1, 2016, the number employed grew from 32,700 to 33,978. That shows 1,278 more Oconee citizens working and that means roughly 106 people per month were added to payrolls over the last 12 months.
So take a moment and let that sink in. Oconee is hovering around unemployment rates that have not been this low in 15 years and inversely, Oconee County has more citizens working than at any point in our history. This is to be celebrated!
While you’re celebrating, remember- there is still more to do. The county is still growing and more good things are in store for our community. There are still jobs to be filled as seen by hiring events just this week with BorgWarner, GreenTech recycling and even Lowe’s in Seneca.
Your Oconee Economic Alliance will continue to create awareness and opportunities for our county. But with these opportunities comes a responsibility to ensure our workers have the skills in place for these jobs. So the continued emphasis on workforce development is critical.
Let’s all pledge to continue to work to ensure the citizens of Oconee County have the skills necessary and the jobs available. If we do that, the best days for Oconee County are in front of us.
Originally posted at www.InvestOconeeSC.com.