Charleston City Paper
June 15, 2022
Many of the 7,000 local high school graduates this spring will enter a robust tri-county job market with low unemployment and busy companies begging to hire them.
Hotels, restaurants, retail shops and grocery stores are plastered with “help wanted” signs mostly for minimum-wage jobs paying around $7.25 an hour.
Those positions might not be appealing for some young job seekers, not yet ready for the skilled, better-paying positions popping up in the area’s burgeoning manufacturing sector with plane and car makers leading smaller firms that supply them with parts.
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