Charleston’s workforce development initiative debuts Charleston Works™: developed to assist employers with their recruitment efforts

Charleston Digital Corridor
January 27, 2010

Charleston’s knowledge economy is growing at a robust pace such that the demand for highly skilled professional and technical workers is outpacing existing recruiting efforts by individual companies to supply them.

With this in mind, a group of technology companies, including eThority, PeopleMatter, Telogical Systems, Life Cycle Engineering , Monolith Software and Blackbaud, collaborated with Charleston’s Business Development Office to conceive and launch Charleston Works™, a comprehensive workforce development initiative designed to promote Charleston as an emerging premium destination for technology professionals.

“This is an exciting time in Charleston for the technology sector. Given the growth of eThority, we are very enthusiastic about joining forces with other thriving companies to attract and retain professional and technical talent in our community. Charleston Works™ is a win-win for everyone.” Erin Scheffer, HR Director, eThority.

The initial components of Charleston Works™ include the website( to promote Charleston’s knowledge economy; promotion of career opportunities in Charleston at university job fairs and an employer-only resource portal.

“ offers something that has been missing; a clean and simple solution for discovering knowledge-based companies, and their career opportunities, in the Charleston area,” said Joe Keith, Talent Acquisition Manager at Blackbaud. “Creating awareness of what Charleston offers is critical to attracting talent and this site will help,” he added.

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