Local job placement firm hiring hundreds of workers

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Recruiters with a local staffing company say there's a need to hire more than 300 people for numerous job openings across the Lowcountry.

In fact, at one local company alone, managers need to hire more than 300 people by October. Other businesses are trying to fill full-time positions, too.

And they're considering people of all ages and backgrounds.

"The jobs that I had throughout college have both involved customer service," said Carson Fisher during her first job interview after graduating from the College of Charleston.

"As far as a typical day, majority of the time is going to be spent on the phones," explained Lindsay Pate, a senior technical recruiter.

Fisher's interview is taking place at Johnson Service Group, a professional placement corporation in North Charleston that hires for its clients.

"I just graduated with a degree in history and historic preservation. So with those majors, it has been a little difficult to find an entry level position for me," said Fisher.

Recruiters say they're looking through applications and resumes to fill 325 positions with various local companies. Interviews are taking place, but company officials say they need more qualified candidates to meet the demand.

Technical recruiters at Johnson Service Group give credit to companies like Boeing for attracting highly skilled and higher paying jobs across the Lowcountry.

And some of those companies are hiring now.

"Typically we look for early career, engineering, and IT professionals," said Melissa Medlin, a senior account manager with Johnson Service Group.

She says the job openings have differing needs.

"One of our larger clients does require a bachelor's degree. And then some of our other clients just require a certain amount of experience for that position and some technical trades as well," said Medlin.

Education and skills helped job seekers like Fisher get hired. She begins her new job on June 25.

Officials with Johnson Service Group said these full-time jobs pay between $30,000 and $100,000 depending on the type of position. To learn more, go to

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