New Dawsonville Career Center Helping North Georgians Find Employment
DAWSONVILLE – Goodwill of North Georgia is not only serving donors and shoppers in Dawson County, but it’s now also serving those looking for work. Earlier this month, the nonprofit opened a career center in Dawsonville, which is co-located with its store. On August 16, House Speaker David Ralston will speak at the career center’s open house celebration.
“We expect this new location to be a great addition to the community. Now visitors can experience each portion of our business—donations, shopping and employment services—in one location,” says Goodwill’s Vice President of Marketing Elaine Armstrong.
Equipped with computers and résumé-writing software, local job postings, photocopiers, telephones and other resources, the center is free and open to all job seekers. Goodwill also offers interview tips and coaching with resources that are designed to help job seekers stand out in front of potential employers. For area employers looking to hire staff, the career center provides recruitment fair space, interview rooms and other services.
“We are widely-recognized as an organization that collects and sells used goods, but our mission is to put people to work. Our career centers provide an opportunity for us to fulfill that mission,” Armstrong says.
Goodwill invites all those looking for work to visit the career center to take advantage of the resources. The center is open Monday through Saturday. Job seekers can find the dates and times of recruitment events by viewing the career center’s monthly calendar online.