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Berkeley County To Host Volvo Info Meeting For Interested Citizens

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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler recently announced the County will hold a third meeting to connect Berkeley County residents with training ahead of Volvo Cars’ opening. This meeting will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Goose Creek High School, located at 1137 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, S.C. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and the session will begin at 10 a.m.

Registration will be capped at 1,000 attendees, each of whom must have a ticket to attend. All information can be found at www.BuildBerkeley.com.

This additional meeting comes after two successful informational meetings in June put hundreds of Berkeley County residents on track to get qualified for manufacturing positions at Volvo Cars.

Through a partnership with Trident Technical College, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Volvo Cars, ReadySC™ and Berkeley County, a curriculum has been created to provide Berkeley County residents with the necessary pathways for employment at Volvo Cars. The July 22, 2017 meeting will give those interested in working for Volvo Cars another opportunity to learn valuable information that can help them attain a position with the company.

Volvo Cars’ South Carolina facility in Ridgeville will produce the all-new S60 sedans beginning in late 2018. The company is expected to begin its process for mass hiring of production and maintenance team members in the fall of 2017. More than 2,000 jobs will be created over the next 10 years.

“Berkeley County leaders were thrilled with the participation in the first two information meetings and want to ensure all Berkeley County citizens have the opportunity to become qualified for Volvo Cars’ manufacturing positions,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “That’s why we’re holding an additional information meeting and offering future manufacturing classes. We expect a full-house and look forward to furthering our investment in Berkeley County citizens.”

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