The Greenville News reports that recently released studies by Manpower shows that 36% of Greenville South Carolina companies polled, anticipate additional hiring during the fourth quarter. This represents the largest percentage compared to other counties in the state. None of the Greenville companies polled anticipated decreasing their work force. Companies such as Day and Zimmerman and Flour Corp. have already gone on hiring sprees this year adding such positions as designers, engineers and other related positions.
In July, the unemployment rate for Greenville County was 4.9% which was the lowest in the upstate. The highest rate of unemployment was posted by Union County at 9%.