The Associated Industries of South Carolina Foundation (AISCF) has launched the BeProBeProudSC.org website. The site connects job seekers, employers in skilled-trade industries, educators, guidance counselors, and high school students. The site launch is in anticipation of the August launch of the Be Pro Be Proud SC mobile workshop. Profiles for 15 in-demand, skilled-trade careers are included on the site. Videos highlighting each career opportunity show: Young professionals at work Salary
Micalline, LLC is offering 32 oz of hand sanitizer to every BIA Member company. Company representatives are welcome to pick up a complimentary bottle at their showroom located at 1717 Pineview Rd, Columbia, SC 29209 during regular business hours. The BIA would like to thank Elvis Eswara and Micalline, LLC for thinking of his fellow BIA members with this generous offer. Traditionally, people in the building industry think of just cultured marble when they think of Micalline. However, Micalline now offers
Lexington County Council gave third and final reading to the FY 20/21 budget on June 23, 2020.. Included within the budget are revised fee schedules for Development Services, Building Inspections, Fire Services, and Land Development/Stormwater. These fees will go into effect July 1, 2020. If you have questions, contact one of the following : Zoning – Walt McPherson: 803-785-8121 or firstname.lastname@example.org Subdivisions – Rebecca Conway: 803-785-8121 or email@example.com Landscape – Vance Vollmer:
Consistent with NAHB's forecast, home building data are showing signs of leading an emerging economic rebound. While risks to the outlook remain, particularly in the form of local, rising virus spread and ongoing layoffs, the recession appears to have taken the appearance of a short and sharp downturn. In fact, high-frequency data suggest gains for most sectors of the economy, even as confirmed virus cases rise in many states. Housing demand has surprised to the upside. For example, according to data
In a surprisingly positive reading for the labor market, recent jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate in May declined to 13.3%. The true unemployment rate is likely closer to 16% due to many who reported being "employed but absent from work" but who were most likely unemployed. However, even with this technical adjustment, the jobless rate came in well below the 20%-plus rate some analysts had forecasted. (NAHB's forecast called for a 17.8% rate for the second
Richland County’s Register of Deeds Office will reopen by appointment only beginning Monday, June 15. In addition to making appointments, members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear face masks to conduct business at the office. The office will be open to individuals with appointments to allow people to complete necessary searches and copy documents. No one will be allowed to enter without an appointment. Appointments are available weekdays during three time intervals: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,
Over the past twenty years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $636,250 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $62,000 to students. The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA Golf Classic presented by 84 Lumber and through private contributions to the Foundation. Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship
Effective immediately, the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) is extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations, and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July, and August. The new renewal deadline is extended to September 30, 2020. “We recognize the toll that this virus is taking on South Carolinians, and we are committed to doing all that we can to support them during these challenging times,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.