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2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina
Recognized as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This twelfth annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

This survey-and-awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 70 companies. Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • be a publicly or privately held business;
  • have a facility in the state of South Carolina;
  • have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of South Carolina; and
  • be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The ranked companies will be recognized at a reception and dinner, presented by Colonial Life, on August 3, 2017, and the rankings will be published in the August 2017 issue of SCBIZ magazine.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in South Carolina program, visit



Why join Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc?

Central Electric has been providing low cost power across South Carolina for almost 70 years. We pride ourselves on maintaining an excellent working environment and remarkable benefits. Full-time employees enjoy benefits such as:

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Retirement plan
  • Subsidized health plans, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Paid annual leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Wellness programs, including an onsite fitness center
  • Education assistance and professional development opportunities


Community Involvement

Central is dedicated to supporting the community through multiple projects and fundraisers. Our employees work together to create a better environment for the people in our area. A few organizations that Central continuously supports are:

  • American Heart Association
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • United Way
  • School Supply Drives
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Oliver Gospel Mission
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

Visit our Concern For Community page to learn more about our community projects


Join Us

To view and apply for open positions within our company, please click here.

To view other electric cooperative job openings, visit the Touchstone Energy careers page.


What Columbia has to Offer

Got the job and ready to move to Columbia, South Carolina? Take a look at what Columbia has to offer including things to do, places to eat, and more visitor information.

Watch a basketball game or enjoy your favorite band play live at the Colonial Life Arena. On a beautiful spring day, walk the riverwalk or kayak down the canal. Locals love to take a trip to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to watch the elephants, lions, gorillas, and much more play in their habitats. Columbia, South Carolina is the perfect combination between small town and city; the opportunities to explore this one of a kind city are endless.


Statement of Nondiscrimination

Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Director
  • Office of Adjudication
  • 1400 Independence Avenue SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


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