For Immediate Release
March 10, 2014
Woodstock, Ga. – In ten-year’s time the Goodwill of North Georgia career center in Woodstock has served and placed thousands of job seekers. Tuesday at 10:30 am local community and business leaders will join the organization to celebrate the location's success during a Career Center Open House.
“This is our opportunity to remind the community about what the career center has to offer, thank those who have become great partners and celebrate the fact that more people are now working because of the career center,” says Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong.
The Open House will kick off a week of anniversary events at the store and career center. Events include a job fair on Wednesday, gift card drawings, job search seminars and resources, and two scavenger hunts — one online on Thursday and one in the store on Friday.
The Woodstock Goodwill facility, located at 9425 Highway 92, includes a store and drive-up donation center in addition to the career center. The nonprofit collects donated goods, sells them in its stores and uses the money to fund a variety of job training programs and services, including the Woodstock career center.
Equipped with computers with Internet-access and résumé-writing software, job posting boards, photocopiers, telephones and other resources, the center is free and open to all job-seekers. Goodwill also provides recruitment fair space, interview rooms and other services to local employers looking to hire staff.
“Goodwill is widely-recognized as an organization that collects and sells used goods, but our mission is to put people to work. Career centers provide an opportunity for us to fulfill that mission,” Armstrong says.
The mission of Goodwill of North Georgia is to put people to work. We have been providing services in the region for more than 85 years. In fiscal year 2013, we provided job training and employment services to more than 40,700 people and helped 11,706 people find jobs or start new businesses. Our organization currently operates 47 stores and more than 60 attended donation centers. Revenues generated from Goodwill's retail program help fund our job training and placement programs. Last year, we processed over 2 million donations!
For media inquiries, contact:
Elaine Armstrong, Director of Public Relations