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Retailers begin staffing up for the holidays By Sarah Halzack September 18 While you are still enjoying the last gasps of summer weather, the nation’s largest retailers and shippers have already begun their hiring sprees for the Christmas shopping rush. The retail industry is expected to add 755,000 temporary workers during October and November, about as… Read more »

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GPS is participating in the Fort Jackson Career Fair TODAY!   GPS is a veteran owned company and we assist veterans to find employment! Stop by our table and visit with Debbie St. Mark today from 9am-12pm!       Veterans, thank you for your service to our country!

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Management Wisdom   “If you think someone is smart, you’ll treat them as smart. If you think someone is a horrible person, you’ll treat them accordingly, and when they react like any other person would when being treated unfairly, you nod with confidence in your ability to predict people’s character.”   To get the most… Read more »

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U.S. jobless claims fall 6,000 to 271,000   WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 to 271,000 in the seven days ended August 22, the first decline after four straight weekly gains. The latest report on initial claims indicate the labor market is still improving. initial claims have clung below… Read more »

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GPS Interview Day at Hampton American Legion Hut Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11am – 3pm American Legion Hut ~ Post 108 302 Hoover Street South Hampton, SC 29924-2702   GPS is currently recruiting highly motivated, ready to work candidates for the following positions in or near Hampton County: Machine Operators Sanders Finishers Forklift Operators Pick Packers Warehouse Shipping Clerks  … Read more »

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The Friendly-Factor Creating a work environment that attracts and keeps the workforce By Greg Smith In many industries today, jobs are going unfilled. It should go without saying, if you cannot attract and keep your workforce, then you must change what you are doing or face the consequences. Take your pick. Which type of place… Read more »

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Sea Pro Boats to relaunch, open plant in Whitmire Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published July 29, 2015 Sea Pro Boats, which was originally founded in the Midlands and later acquired by another company, announced plans today to invest $5.5 million and open a new plant in Newberry County. The project is expected to create 238 jobs…. Read more »

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Employer access to employee social media: applicant screening, “friend” requests and workplace investigations    Morrison & Foerster LLP – Melissa M. Crespo and Christine E. Lyon USA July 17 2015 A recent survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals reports that more than 43 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job… Read more »

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Job Openings and Labor Turnover May 2015 United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT)     Tuesday, July 7, 2015     USDL-15-1321 Technical information: (202) 691-5870 • JoltsInfo@bls.gov • www.bls.gov/jlt Media contact: (202) 691-5902 • PressOffice@bls.gov JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – MAY 2015 The number of job openings… Read more »

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Material Handlers needed for GPS Columbia!   Material Handlers are needed ASAP for a 24/7 operation: Typically, 10-12 hour shifts. 6:00AM – 4:00PM or 6:00PM – 4:00AM Experience with a RF Gun, terminals, reading order-picking screens, picking 350 cases an hour.  Ability to work with hands in a fast past environment.  Ability to understand coding of… Read more »