Extraordinarily tight labor conditions exist in South Carolina and across the nation. To provide co-op served industrial/commercial members, the economic development community and other workforce-focused stakeholders with information for meeting the challenge, the SC Power Team maintains Project Pioneer.
An ongoing, statewide labor study, Project Pioneer combines traditional workforce data sources with comprehensive primary research. Initial implementation included more than 200 employer interviews and the polling of 12,000 South Carolina workers. Data gathering for Project Pioneer is continuous.
In addition to generating data for long-term decision making, Project Pioneer is revealing immediate opportunities for co-op served industrial/commercial members to attract/retain skilled workers. Executives, operations managers, human resource directors and trainers can apply any of the following ideas – in the short-term – to their own unique workforce challenges: