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Nurturing startups key to growth, panelists say By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 While landing large manufacturing operations that bring thousands of jobs to South Carolina grabs the headlines, being able to nurture and support fledgling startup companies can be the ticket to sustained economic growth. However, to help the newcomers, state and… Read more »

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S.C. online jobs up 3,300 in August   Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 Online help wanted ads in South Carolina climbed by 3,300 positions in August, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released Wednesday. Overall, there were 67,800 help wanted ads posted online in August compared with 64,600 for… Read more »

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Game On…College Colors Day GPS EARLY Edition! It’s a Gamecock Nation at GPS Columbia, GPS Corporate and Gallman Consulting! From Left to Right: Smith Richardson (GPS Cola), Sue Ellison (GPS Cola), Suzanne Young (GPS Corporate), Georgette Sandifer (Gallman Consulting) and Charlie Gallman (Mr. GPS)

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FORBES Leadership 8/28/2014 @ 7:32AM Creating Life Balance To Achieve Success Louis Efron Contributor If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. I can personally attest to the truth of this statement. But, as I have painfully discovered, a balanced life is also critical to your success. Especially, when… Read more »

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More laid-off workers find jobs in their fields Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 6:02 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014   A growing number of displaced workers are getting jobs in the industries they left — a hallmark of a strengthening recovery. Of the roughly 4 million non-farm workers laid off from jobs they held at least… Read more »

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GPS welcomes Joey Wheeler to the GPS Columbia Team as a Staffing Specialist! Please join GPS in welcoming Joey Wheeler as our new Staffing Specialist for the Columbia office.  Joey joins GPS with a background in recruiting and customer service management.  We wish Joey the best of luck here at GPS!  

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State unemployment rate ticks upward to 5.7% in July Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Aug. 18, 2014 South Carolina’s jobless rate ticked upward in July to 5.7% from 5.3% in June, the state Department of Employment and Workforce reported today. The official unemployment rate for the state had remained stable at 5.3% in April, May and… Read more »