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Goodwill Opens Job Connection in Laurens County
Goodwill Opens Job Connection in Laurens County

Goodwill expands its Job Connection and opens in Laurens County officially on April 4.

According to a release, the Job Connection is a "community resource center connecting job seekers with employers." Services include:

  • computers for education and career development use
  • career counseling and enrichment workshops
  • resume development assistance
  • pre-screening and referral of qualified job applicants
  • job postings
  • career fairs

 

Read the full release:

Just in time for spring, Dublin will have a new place to help build lives, families and communities through education, work and career services. Beginning April 4, 2013, Goodwill Industries’ newest Job ConnectionSM will be open at 2005 Veterans Boulevard in Dublin, GA. All press is encouraged to attend as Goodwill President/CEO Jim Stiff will be present to welcome Goodwill’s Job ConnectionM to Dublin. The ribbon cutting will begin at 2:00 p.m. on April 4th at the new Job Connection location of 2005 Veterans Boulevard, Dublin GA, in the Dublin Mall.

Goodwill’s Job ConnectionSM is a community resource center connecting job seekers with employers. For those who are unemployed, under employed, or new to the community, the Job ConnectionSM is the first step towards a new career. Job ConnectionSM free services include: computers for education and career development use; career counseling and enrichment workshops; resume development assistance; instructional videos and audio tapes; pre-screening and referral of qualified job applicants; on-site-employee recruitment; job postings; retention assistance; customized training; Good Samaritan clothing vouchers to qualified job seekers; and career fairs.The free weekly classes offered at the Job ConnectionSM include: Introduction to Job Search; Resume and Cover Letter Workshop; The Key to Getting an Interview; Get a Job/Keep a Job; Money Smart; and Dress for Success.2In 2012, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia placed 2,781 people into jobs and offered career development services to over 15,000 individuals. Over the past five years, 9,836 people were placed in jobs, creating more than $287 million in estimated annual new payroll economic impact for our communities.Providing education, skills training and placement services for individuals with barriers to employment is only possible through the generous support received by Goodwill from the local community. Through philanthropic investments, along with donations of clothing and household items to our stores, Goodwill continues to expand its mission-based programs that help people find jobs and to provide programs that ultimately contribute to both human and economic development.In 2012, 18,500 household donors in Laurens County donated approximately 740,000 lbs. of material to Goodwill. The subsequent sale of these material resulted in keeping the equivalent of 17 tractor trailer loads of material out of local landfills.To learn more about services and individuals served by Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, visit our website at www.goodwillworks.org.

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