Lakendra Gore drove from Gastonia to get a job interview Monday at SC Works at McAlister Square on Pleasantburg Drive.
Applicants for positions at BMW overflowed MAU on Pelham Road Tuesday with many completing their applications anywhere they could find a spot.
SC Works at University Square had registered 200 applicants by 12:30 p.m. Monday.
SC Works at McAlister and MAU on Pelham Road are looking to interview 1,000 applicants for hundreds of jobs, many with immediate openings at BMW.
Gore, from Gastonia, figured she offered experience from her previous job at Freightliner. “I hope to get into something to help out the family with money,” she said.
Kevin Boniface of SC Works said, “Anybody that has been part of a team building environment would be a candidate.”
Boniface is helping organize the application process at McAlister Square this week. “We had 200 registered (Monday afternoon) and were prepared for 500. This is the best turnout we have had all year,” he said.
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Unemployment is 5.5 percent in the Upstate, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. “We are working with about two percent of the population that is unemployed and employable,” Boniface said.
People applying for jobs at MAU on Pelham Road Tuesday overflowed the office. Applicants were completing the process in their cars, standing outside the building and on the window ledges.
SC Works (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily) and MAU on Pelham (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) will continue to take applications and interview candidates until closing on Friday.