SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Spartanburg County is looking to fill a significant staffing shortage at its 911 call center by holding a hiring event Thursday.

The event, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. at 141 N. Cleveland Park Drive, aims to recruit 19 new operators.

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • High school diploma/GED 
  • At least 18 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and handle stress well
  • Perform well on a pre-employment aptitude test 
  • Valid SC Drivers License 
  • Must be available to work nights/days/weekends & some holidays

Planners expect interviews to last between 15 and 25 minutes. Applicants are encouraged to bring a copy of a current resume.