FORT MILL, SC (WBTV)-
Fort Mill is a community that's living a tale of two cities.
Progress is easily discovered in new fangled surroundings like Baxter Village, but there is also a part of Fort Mill that is feeling its share of pain.
Over the last sixty plus years, Elmer Totherow has run a number of businesses and watched the down change and the jobs just vanish.
"Back then you go in and sign your name, and you went to work. You could do it in the middle of a shift," he said. "Fort Mill was alive. Both mills were running."
The Fort Mill based Charlotte Knights is doing some hiring.
For more than 80 outings this season a year, baseball will help meet an urgent need.
Dan Rajkowski is the team's Vice President and General Manager.
He said, "While it's seasonal we're putting people to work in significant numbers, 375 to 300 people."
Beyond appearances, Main Street in Baxter Village has seen it's of the displaced.
Amy Bovender is a managing partner of the Six Pence Pub.
"They'll take anything that I can give them, and if you don't have any special skills, I'm not gonna hire you."
On the other side of Interstate 77, Elmer Totherow is grateful that baseball can bring jobs.
" Oh sure anytime, Any time every little bit helps."
The Charlotte Knights will hold another job fair on March 8th, and applications can be found on the teams web site.