Don’t Miss the 5th Annual Palmetto State Job Fair – SC’s Largest Professional Job Fair Draws More Than 100 Employers

Columbia, SC – For the fifth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street.

Held in conjunction with area Chambers of Commerce, including South Carolina, Columbia, Greater Irmo, Greater Cayce West Columbia, Greater Lexington, Kershaw County, Aiken, Sumter, and Newberry County, as well as the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, IT-ology, SC Cyber, South Carolina National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and Alpha Media, this event is devoted to professional job seekers and is free and open to the public. More than 100 employers will be on hand to meet with job seekers, including:

• BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
• Lexington Medical Center
• Palmetto Health
• Providence Health
• Charter Communications
• Spirit Communications
• Nephron Pharmaceuticals
• Georgia Pacific
• Doctors Care/UCI Medical Affiliates
• Wells Fargo
• AutoZone
• Bankers Life
• Lexington County
• 2nd Wind Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc
• Allied Barton Security Systems
• Colonial Life
• WeKnowIT
• Comfort Keepers
• South Carolina Department of Transportation
• Commercial Metals Company
• Columbia Police Department
• SC Dept. of Public Safety
• ZF Transmissions
• Richland County
• City of Cayce
• City of Orangeburg
• Kershaw County
• Citadel
• Hightower Communications
• And many more…

“For our participating employers, this has become a much-anticipated event,” says ECPI University Columbia Campus President Jim Rund. “Working together, we are having a profound effect on the economic development of the region and potentially bettering the lives of our 2,000-plus job seekers.”

Attendees are encouraged to have resumes ready and be dressed to interview. Employers wishing to participate in this year’s event should contact ECPI University Career Service Advisor Beth Warren at or 803.727.1302. Interested media may contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.
On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit