Upstate construction company breaks down employments barriers

(WSPA) — Sloan Construction Company is looking for around 100 employees over the next few years to help with upcoming projects.

Human Resource Director Randy England said they’ve entered into a partnership with S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department and SC Works to train and eventually hire individuals with minor disabilities or non-violent offenders after being released from jail.

England said the company will conduct interviews with potential employees after they complete skills training.

Organizers with the state Vocational Rehab Department said clients will complete skills training that involves using a simulator to better learn how to use heavy machinery.

SC Works case managers said individuals still incarcerated at the Spartanburg County Detention Center will complete skills training in their last six weeks of incarceration.

Destiny Carswell with SC Works said these potential employees will be non-violent offenders.

They will also learn time management and financial planning skills before interviewing with Sloan Construction.

Casey Schwager said their main goal for entering into the partnership is to remove barriers to employment for individuals who need the opportunity or a fresh start.

To apply for any job at Sloan visit 248 Plemmons Road in Duncan.

You can also visit their website at www.sloan-construction.com.

More information is also available from SCWorks.