The region’s first virtual hiring event dedicated to matching talent with healthcare employers in northeastern South Carolina


Areatha Clark (803-774-1405)

November 13, 2020 

SUMTER, SC – As South Carolina’s economy recovers amid the continued need for social distancing, it is vital that employers, educational institutions, job seekers, and students find new ways to connect and share opportunities. With curtailed job fairs and recruitment events in the region, connecting employers, especially healthcare employers, with job seekers and students has become an arduous task. Members of the Greater Pee Dee Healthcare Sector Partnership (representing healthcare leaders from Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties) hope to connect healthcare employers with job seekers and students by hosting the South Carolina Virtual Healthcare Job Fair on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

The SC Virtual Healthcare Job Fair is a collaborative event made possible by SC Future Makers, SC Works, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and the Councils of Governments for Pee Dee, Santee-Lynches, and Waccamaw Regions. Healthcare organizations from 13 counties, including Conway Medical Center, McLeod Health, Tidelands Health, and Wilson Senior Care, are looking to connect with qualified job seekers to fill immediate needs.

Tallo, a digital platform that connects talent with opportunities, is introducing their new web-based app to South Carolina with a series of college and career fair events. The new app, Ping by Tallo, enables employers to host or join virtual events and match open positions with interested job seekers. Ping is completely free to job seekers.

To get started, all they have to do is answer a few short questions about their interests and qualifications, and then they will ll be presented with a list of possible “matches” from schools or employers attending the event. Talent and recruiters can evaluate their unique match scores, (which are on a scale from 1 to 100, with higher scores indicating a better fit), and decide if they want to reach out to initiate a conversation. Talent and/or job seekers are able to sign up for next week's event here: Or by simply joining Ping through general registration, they will see the link to just join the healthcare event. 


About Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is a premier organization committed to equipping our communities to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to collaborate purposely to enhance the quality of life and provide opportunities to advance our region. Santee-Lynches serves the counties and cities of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter. To learn more, visit

Santee-Lynches COG is a member of the South Carolina Councils of Government (SC COGs). The SC COGs are a network of the 10 regional councils of governments working to positively affect the quality of life and economic development in South Carolina. SC COGs serve as an extension of local and county governments to provide technical assistance, secure state, and federal dollars to address critical issues, and advocate at a state and national level for economic and quality of life improvements for South Carolina. To learn more, visit or visit