For Immediate Release
April 25, 2017
ATLANTA – May 8 to 12 is Goodwill Week 2017, a full week of community job fairs and recognition events for the people who support and benefit from Goodwill’s mission. From Monday to Friday, rotating Goodwill of North Georgia’s career centers will host job fairs to help local job seekers network with hiring employers and interview for open positions. Employers will be on-site at each location recruiting workers for professional, retail and warehouse positions.
“Goodwill Week allows us to connect employers and job seekers at our 13 local career centers,” says Elaine Armstrong, vice president of marketing. “This year we will put 23,000 North Georgians to work, a feat which would not be possible without the job readiness training and resources offered at our career centers.”
More than 100 local employers will be holding job fairs throughout the week. For a complete list of job fair locations and dates, visit the Goodwill Week events calendar. Individuals planning to attend one or multiple job fairs should plan to wear professional interview attire and bring several copies of their résumé. Attendees can prepare for the job fairs by visiting a career center leading up to Goodwill Week.
The mission of Goodwill of North Georgia is to put people to work. The nonprofit has provided services in the region for more than 90 years. In fiscal year 2016, Goodwill of North Georgia provided job training and employment services to 49,691 people and helped 20,903 people find jobs or start new businesses. The organization currently operates 58 stores and about 58 attended donation centers. Revenues generated from Goodwill’s retail program help fund job training and placement programs. For more information about Goodwill of North Georgia, visit GoodwillNG.org.