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Spartanburg Chamber launches educator support program

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The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce has launched an Educator Appreciation program that features perks designed to be used by school system employees at businesses across Spartanburg County.

“We appreciate the impactful work teachers do to prepare our future workforce,” John Kimbrell, executive vice president of the Spartanburg Chamber, said in a news release. “This is the local business community banding together to give back to teachers through perks on things like rent, supplies and services.”

Investing in education is a priority in the Spartanburg Chamber’s 2019 legislative agenda, the release said.

“With the local unemployment rate at 3%, more than 10,000 jobs are unfilled in the Upstate during any given month,” Kimbrell said in the release. “We must invest in education, and in our educators, if we are to compete as a destination to live, work and do business.”

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