Are you or someone you know looking for work?  Last week we posted about the 25 best employers to work for in Georgia. Now, it’s time to highlight South Carolina!

The Pandemic’s Effect

The pandemic led to many people re-thinking their careers and jobs.  Companies had to pivot and readjust the way they did business.  Many people lost their jobs due to downsizing, or the company having to shut down completely.  Other companies were able to allow more flexibility, and offered work from home opportunities.

Then there was the “Great Resignation.”  People began leaving jobs in droves. Fed up with tough work environments, or seeking the more flexible opportunities.  The pandemic truly changed corporate America.

Now, many employers are looking to hire.  Yet, many are struggling to find reliable and hardworking employees.

Survey of Employers

Forbes partnered with Statista for their annual list of America’s Best Employers By State.  We took a look at Georgia last week, and this week, we gathered up some information on South Carolina.  Because we can’t forget both states that are part of the CSRA!

The survey was conducted between October 2020 and June 2021.  There were 80,000 Americans surveyed.  This employees work for companies of at least 500 people.

On this list, many local companies you may be familiar with! For instance, Savannah River Site, which is headquartered in Jackson, South Carolina, came in at number 52.  Aiken County Public School District also made the list at number 47. Chick-fil-A, which is headquartered out of Atlanta, still made this list at number 35 as a great employer in South Carolina as well.

See the full list HERE.

And now for the top 25 Best Employers to work for in South Carolina:


  • 25. Clemson University

    Employees: 5,179

    Headquarters: Clemson, South Carolina

    CEO: James P. Clements

    Industry: Education

  • 24. Duke Energy

    Employees: 27,535

    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina

    CEO: Lynn J. Good

    Industry: Utilities

  • 23. BlueCross & BlueShield of South Carolina

    Employees: 16,000

    Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina

    CEO: David Pankau

    Industry: Insurance

  • 22. IBM

    Employees: 345,000

    Headquarters: Armonk, New York

    CEO: Arvind Krishna

    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 21. Horry County Schools

    Employees: 5,333

    Headquarters: Conway, South Carolina

    CEO: Rick Maxey

    Industry: Education

  • 20. Blackbaud

    Employees: 3,100

    Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

    CEO: Michael Gianoni

    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 19. Roper St. Francis

    Employees: 6,000

    Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

    CEO: Jeffrey DiLisi

    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 18. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Employees: 383,040

    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

    CEO: Denis J. McDonough

    Industry: Government Services

  • 17. Intercontinental Hotels Group

    Employees: 350,000

    Headquarters: Dunwoody, Georgia

    CEO: Keith Barr

    Industry: Travel & Leisure

  • 16. Dominion Energy

    Employees: 17,300

    Headquarters: Richmond, Virginia

    CEO: Robert M. Blue

    Industry: Utilities

  • 15. 3M

    Employees: 40,000

    Headquarters: St. Paul, Minnesota

    CEO: Michael F. Roman

    Industry: Packaged Goods

  • 14. BMW Group

    Employees: 120,726

    Headquarters: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

    CEO: Oliver Zipse

    Industry: Automotive

  • 13. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

    Employees: 9,000

    Headquarters: Spartanburg, South Carolina

    CEO: Ingo Angermeier

    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 12. University of South Carolina

    Employees: 6,000

    Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina

    CEO: Harris Pastides

    Industry: Education

  • 11. Starbucks

    Employees: 228,000

    Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

    CEO: Kevin Johnson

    Industry: Restaurants

  • 10. Home Depot

    Employees: 400,000

    Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

    CEO: Craig Menear

    Industry: Retail and Wholesale

  • 9. MUSC Health

    Employees: 17,000

    Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

    CEO: David J. Cole

    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 8. Mariott International

    Employees: 98,000

    Headquarters: Bathesda, Maryland

    CEO: Anthony Capuano

    Industry: Travel & Leisure

  • 7. Verizon Communications

    Employees: 130,100

    Headquarters: New York, New York

    CEO: Hans Vestberg

    Industry: Telecommunications Services, Cable Supplier

  • 6. Michelin Group

    Employees: 117,500

    Headquarters: Greenville, South Carolina

    CEO: Florent Menegaux and Jean-Dominique Senard

    Industry: Automotive

  • 5. Atrium Health

    Employees: 55,000

    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina

    CEO: Eugene A. Woods

    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 4. Publix Super Markets

    Employees: 225,000

    Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida

    CEO: Todd Jones

    Industry: Retail and Wholesale

  • 3. Honeywell International

    Employees: 44,000

    Headquarters: Morris Plains, New Jersey

    CEO: Darius Adamczyk

    Industry: Engineering, Manufacturing

  • 2. Midlands Technical College

    Employees: Not listed

    Headquarters: West Columbia, South Carolina

    CEO: Ronald Rhames

    Industry: Education

  • 1. United Parcel Service (UPS)

    Employees: 495,000

    Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

    CEO: Carol B. Tomé

    Industry: Transportation and Logistics

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