C3 Career Care is a professional human resource services company formed to provide hope, direction, and resources in response to the great need for outsourced human resource services to businesses, unemployed individuals, and those in career transition. We take a personal, dedicated, and attentive approach to managing HR challenges and career services. Principals Becky Morlok, Carey Jones, and Hugh Burgess each have more than 35 years of varied experience identifying and providing human resource services & solutions.
Becky has successfully navigated companies and employees through economic downturns, reorganization, mergers, new corporate ownership, downsizing, and culture change. Her experience as an HR consultant with C3 Career Care includes several independent, internal investigations in workplaces throughout Anderson and Oconee Counties. These investigations have included charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and financial impropriety. Becky’s HR experience combined with her paralegal degree (litigation specialist) and years in law firms and federal courts bring both legal assessment and perspective through the eyes of employers and employees.
Born in Rutherfordton, NC, Becky finished high school at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC after which she obtained a BA degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from NC State University in Raleigh. She holds a paralegal degree with a concentration in civil and criminal litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Ga., and is a graduate of the first class of The E. W. Scripps Leadership Institute in Breckenridge, CO.
Prior to forming C3, Becky was employed for 19 years at the Anderson Independent-Mail beginning as benefits administrator before being promoted 3 times in 5 years, ultimately to Vice-President/Human Resources. During those years she helped guide the workforce through three publisher changes, new corporate culture and ownership and a corporate split. Her responsibilities included management and staff training and development, compensation and performance appraisal programs, grievance and complaint procedures, exit interviews, employee recognition and communication programs, workers compensation, safety programs, administering company policies, employee programs and benefits.
Before joining the Independent-Mail, Becky spent 10 years as the corporate law and civil litigation paralegal for the firm of Jones, Spitz, Moorhead, Baird & Maddox in Anderson, SC. Prior to moving to Anderson, she served as Deputy Clerk of the US District Court and Assistant to the US Magistrate in Asheville, NC.
Becky is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Anderson Area SHRM chapter. She holds two national certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resource Management.
She is also a certified Zenger Miller facilitator and a popular guest lecturer, keynote speaker and workshop leader with churches, non-profits, businesses and universities including Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Anderson University, Clemson University, Independent-Mail, Foothills Alliance, the United Way, YMCA, Harte-Hanks, Inc. and the EW Scripps Company.
Becky currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent-Mail’s Brighter Christmas Fund and the Anderson Area Society of Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Anderson Class IX, Leadership Anderson Alumni, Anderson Area Medical Center Caduceus Society, past board chairman of Family Adult Counseling and Education Services, has served on the Board of Directors for the Anderson Area YMCA, Junior League of Anderson County, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Anderson Area Chamber Board of Regents, Easter Seal Society of SC, the Foothills Rape Crisis and Merger Alliance Board: Anderson Alliance for Prevention of Child Abuse and Anderson/Oconee Children’s Center, and the Anderson University Business Advisory Board and MBA School Planning Committee.
Jones is best known as a strong partner in the revitalization of downtown Anderson through property ownership, volunteering and fundraising. In 1997, Jones and his wife, Rosemary began the Block Party program, Anderson’s signature downtown event.
He has served on the Anderson Chamber of Commerce Board for over 22 years in multiple roles including the Executive Board, Chairman of the Special Events Committee and the Economic Restructuring Committee, Chairman of the Ambassador’s Committee and Chairman of the Chamber’s Community Development Council. Other volunteer work includes Chairman of the Soiree Board, Imagine Anderson Board, the TBA 100 Board, the Anderson Youth Association and New Foundations Boards, GAMAC Board, the Freedom Weekend Steering Committee, the Inaugural Executive Director of the Great Southeast BalloonFest, the BalloonFest Board, Celebrate Anderson Board, Founder and Board member of the BMW Euro Auto Festival, the steering committee for downtown Anderson’s Father’s Day Car Show, President and Chairman of the Board of Main Street Program of Anderson.
Jones is the recipient of the EuroFest Founders Award, the Chamber of Commerce 2002 Small Business Success Award, and the 2009 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. Jones has also received the 55 Gallon AnMed Blood Platelet Donor Award.
In 2009 Jones formed C3 ElderCare, a successful and licensed non-medical companion care service that provides custom care to the elderly throughout the Upstate. Jones is also certified by the National Association of Home Builders as a certified Aging in Place Specialist.
Burgess has had primary profit and loss responsibility throughout his career managing and providing leadership for all facets of an organization including employee and labor relations, planning and scheduling, quality (systems and certifications), safety and health, training, production, project management, finance and sales. His range of employee responsibility has been from a small group of 5 professionals to total plant responsibility of 850 employees. He is a popular speaker on the subjects of leadership and relationships both in and outside of the workplace and is available for meetings, conferences, and banquets as requested.
His community involvement includes a number of boards, most of which he has chaired or co-chaired, including the AnMed Health Foundation, Anderson Vocational Rehabilitation, Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Anderson Area YMCA, Co-Chair of Sponsorship for the annual Camellia Ball benefiting pediatric therapy, The Foothills Gala Board benefiting charities in the Upstate, Wachovia Advisory Board, and Leadership South Carolina. He is deeply involved with his church where he has served in numerous roles including deacon, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher.