MBACC Targets Retirees To Help Local Businesses Staff Up For Summer

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce often targets high school seniors, as well as young to middle-aged adults for job opportunities related to local hotels and local businesses.

The help wanted signs everywhere show a huge deficit of understaffed restaurants, hotels, and bars weeks before our peak season begins.

As a response, MBACC is targeting retirees and veterans to help in 2021.

We helped get some folks employed and then another wave of openings has come forward,” Karen Riordan, CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, said.

Riordan said they’re trying a new effort this year to help out local businesses by calling on retirees and veterans looking to rejoin the workforce.

She said the idea was suggested by an MBACC member who pointed out that more and more people 55 and older are moving to the Grand Strand.

They [retirees] love the beach, they love to golf, they love other things, but they are probably looking for ways to make friends and maybe just pick up some additional dollars,” Riordan said.

Last month, MBACC started marketing job openings specifically for seniors and veterans on Facebook.

They also put ads in local newspapers for seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions.

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