Sumter's diverse economy provides many opportunities foremployment in a variety of fields. Prospects in the medical, educational and industrial fields give meaningful and rewarding career opportunities to a workforce that is one of South Carolina's best. From its agricultural roots, Sumter has grown into a major industrial center in South Carolina, home to international firms and Fortune 500 companies. Five industrial parks are spread throughout the County, including such well-known manufacturers:
• BD Vacutainer Systems
• Continental Tire
• EMS-Chemie NA
• Goldkist, Inc.
• Cooper Hand Tools
• Thompson Industrial
... and more.
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYMENT
Employment services are readily available, and the SC Employment Security Commission maintains offices at: 29 East Calhoun St., (803) 773-7359 or www.sces.org.
Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has a variety of resources to help job seekers, employers, and youth get where they want to be. www.slworkforcedev.org.
Sumterhelpwanted.com is another local resource for employment opportunity.
Indeed.com is a metasearch engine for job listings. The site aggregates job listings from thousands of websites including job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages.
A large, forward-thinking medical community brings additional opportunities, and Tuomey Healthcare System is one of the area's largest employers. Offering a range of services and high-tech solutions to health care issues, Tuomey has served the Sumter community and patients from across the region for generations.
Sumter's public school districts are also numbered among the area's largest employers, serving more than 20,000 students in grades K-12. The City and County of Sumter also offer public-sector employment in many different areas.
A thriving retail base, numerous restaurants and service industries mean abundant summer jobs for students and successful careers for adults.