Firm expects to bring jobs to Gaffney

GAFFNEY - A New York company announced Tuesday it is coming to Gaffney and could generate nearly 250 jobs in five years.

Jetline, a supplier of customized promotional products, will spend $3.5 million to move its operations into the former Oxford Industries building, state and local development officials said. Production should begin this month.

Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Jetline sells more than 1,000 promotional products printed with company logos, such as key chains, water bottles and tote bags.

Employment Security technology grant

The state Employment Security Commission recently received a grant of more than $6.8 million to upgrade its technology infrastructure, primarily its claims system.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced the grant will be used to improve the operation and security of unemployment insurance systems.

The grant will be used to develop services for both people claiming unemployment insurance and employers. South Carolina's claims system was put in place in the 1980s.