Berkeley County see big increase in job announcements since 2015

Berkeley County has seen unemployment drop, and the number of new jobs is approaching 10,000 just in the past 2 years.
County Spokesman Michael Múle says that, “since January 2015, the county and the administration has put a strong focus on economic development and it’s paying off.”
Unemployment in the county went from 6.3% in January of 2015 to 4.8% today. Nearly 10,000 new jobs have been created in Berkeley County in that same time period.
Múle says the jobs and the people who want them basically shut down the county’s jobs website for a time this week. “The site could not handle the capacity of folks who wanted to go and check out these jobs. It’s pretty amazing when we can say that we did what Kim Kardashian did, we broke the Internet.”
Some of the new employees in Berkeley County were hired by Greg Habib. “Well, we’ve had to add people to keep up with what we have going on.”
Habib is the General Manager of Charleston Steel and Metal on highway 52. “What we find, and the difficulty we face, is the demand for the same types of people we’re looking for seem to be out there in other areas as well.”
He says they need more people right now. They will train the right people, but also want people with skills. “Certainly some metal knowledge is helpful, but we tend to train everybody on that. A CDL, we can always find use for commercial drivers. Mechanics, heavy equipment or truck mechanics.”
Múle tells me there are also a number of accounting and engineering jobs available now in Berkeley County.
If you are looking for a job, the Berkeley County jobs site is http://www.berkeleymeansbusiness.com.

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