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Who says there aren't any jobs out there? Local manufacturing industries in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are in need of skilled and trained mainline workers to operate daily and potentially expand. Because of an expansion effort, Eaton Corp. - … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are dangling perks such as higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. They're also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy's and … more
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Jakob Nabholz of Alcolu grew up doing home repairs with his dad's business and then as a teenager developed a love for working on cars. Later it became motorcycles - working on his own and others' … more
Carrie Young, executive assistant at SAFE Federal Credit Union, has claimed the CUaware Prot g competition title for the Columbia Chapter of the Carolinas Credit Union League. She has advanced to the final evaluation, which will be Oct. 6 in … more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered … more
Lee County native Denise Thigpen, started her business out of the trunk of her car with a $5,000 investment in 1998. Today that business, Wholesale Boutique, has grown in revenue by 230 percent during a three-year period. In 2015, the company had a … more
Tru by Hilton, a mid-scale hotel from Hilton Worldwide, will break ground on a 91-room hotel on Friday at 11 a.m. at 2607 Broad St. The Tru by Hilton Sumter is owned by Navya Hotels Group and is expected to open Aug. 1, 2017. more
DETROIT - Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. More than 150 people, most identifying themselves … more
Rosetta Dingle, an assistant professor at South Carolina State University and a graduate of Scott's Branch High School in Summerton, served as a delegate for the International Round Table Symposium in Oxford, England, in July. Dingle, who works … more
Effective Oct. 1, Orangeburg Distributors out of Orangeburg and H&S Wholesalers Inc. of Sumter, will merge to become MidCarolina Beverage LLC. The two companies have a long history of beverage distribution within the communities where they are … more
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