As summer steams on, likewise, the Charleston job market is heating up.

The hazy, lazy days of August may not be the most conducive to job hunting, but keep up the good work! To make your search process just a bit easier, we’ve done some homework for you. Here’s a look at employment trends in the Charleston region – and snapshots of some currently open positions.

Overall, job growth has been steady in Charleston since mid-2005, with peaks and valleys as the nation and most of the world weathered a historic economic recession. Industry experts forecast that the top up-and-coming jobs will include positions in trucking and transportation, operations management, general maintenance and repair, customer service, carpentry and retail sales. Among our area’s leading employers are the US Navy Weapon Station, the Medical University of South Carolina, the US Air Force Base, Robert Bosch Corporation, Piggly Wiggly, Wal-Mart, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester county school districts.

Recent reports show upwards of 5,500 to 6,000 jobs currently available within a 25-mile radius of Charleston. Here are a few highly-recommended openings.

Drive Quality
Title:  Quality Assurance Specialist or Auditor
Location:  Orangeburg

Description:  Develop quality assurance documents and procedures for a leading manufacturing facility. Create formatting and assign QA documentation and procedural work processes. Interface with customers and teams to conduct audits, identify non conformances and lead and facilitate corrective measures.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience and involvement with ISO and TS16949
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent computer and administrative abilities
  • Strong organizational, listening and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, as required
  • Ability to create new documents and procedures and meet related deadlines
    Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Apply for this QA Position Today. 


Utilize Your Machine Assembly Skills
Title:  Panel Assembler
Location:  North Charleston

Description:  Assemble machined parts into precision aircraft and missile assemblies including landing gear struts, brakes, fueling equipment, control linkages actuators and gearbox mechanisms. Perform parts measurement, filing and buffing, positioning and alignment, disassembly and replacement, testing, cleaning and lubrication.
Apply Here for this Panel Assembler Position.


If these jobs don’t match your career goals and you’d like to explore other areas and industries, Contact Alternative Staffing at 843-744-6040 in North Charleston or 843-515-9433 in Orangeburg. Our specialty is customized solutions to provide the best opportunity for you.


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