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TALENT INITIATIVE ENCOURAGES JOB-SEEKERS TO ‘MOVE UP’ IN UPSTATE SC

UPSTATE, S.C., APRIL 17, 2019  Upstate industries have invested more than $20 billion and announced nearly 63,000 new jobs in the last 13 years.

To help Upstate employers sustain their economic momentum, the Upstate SC Alliance launched a regional talent attraction initiative at its 2019 Annual Meeting, with nearly 500 business leaders in attendance.

The initiative, “Move Up” includes a brand and website, MoveUpstateSC.com, which promote job opportunities and quality of life across the 10-county Upstate region.

“Workforce has quickly become a top factor as companies consider whether to locate or expand in our region,” said John Lummus, Upstate SC Alliance President & CEO. “Our region has the right ingredients not only to meet business needs, but also to provide fulfilling careers and a rich lifestyle. Move Up is here to help employers and our communities tell that story.”

Upstate employers can use MoveUpstateSC.com while recruiting candidates in a variety of professional fields, including: manufacturing + engineering; financial services; information + communications technology; education; life sciences + healthcare; architecture, construction + engineering; and creative services.

The Upstate SC Alliance worked with Development Counsellors International (DCI) to create the Move Up brand and website, with support from the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Ten at the Top. 

Target audiences include established professionals in multiple industries and college students looking to launch their careers.

The website includes interactive community profiles, facts and stats about Upstate living, an overview of industries, and a job board.

In addition to the resource being a tool for Upstate employers, it will be supported by a digital marketing campaign.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.