CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 5, 2015) – In celebration of Goodwill Industries Week and its 50th anniversary in the region, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will host a multi-employer job fair this Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at its Career Development Center, located at 2122 Freedom Drive in Charlotte. Representatives from more than 20 employers will be onsite to accept resumes and conduct interviews. The job fair is the largest in the organization’s history and open to the public.
Participating employers include Wells Fargo, Carolinas HealthCare System, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Starbucks, Chipotle, Verizon Wireless, AutoZone, Brookdale Senior Living, Air General, AmerisourceBergen, Dry-Pro Systems, SREE Hotels and more. These local businesses will hire for positions in fields such as customer service, call center, security, hospitality, food service, healthcare, construction, retail warehousing and more. Employers from these industries are involved to support the hiring of recent graduates from Goodwill’s occupational skills training programs, where students attend class daily for seven weeks in courses such as banking & customer service, hospitality & tourism, and construction skills. Guests to the job fair may also learn more about enrolling in these programs.
As North America’s leading nonprofit provider of job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs, Goodwill helps individuals overcome challenges that prevent them from finding and keeping jobs. As part of that ongoing effort, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will join other Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada to host job fairs May 3-9, 2015 as part of Goodwill Industries Week. Since 1951, Goodwill Industries Week has taken place the first full week of May.
“A healthy community is one in which every member has the opportunity to gain a level of employment that will allow them to take care of themselves and their family,” said Michael Elder, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “Throughout its history, Goodwill has worked to provide individuals with the tools, support and connections necessary to obtain and maintain family sustaining employment.”
The sale of donated goods at Goodwill retail stores helps fund its job placement and training services. Everyone in the community can do their part by donating items they no longer need to Goodwill’s 22 retail stores and more than 50 donation sites throughout the region.
Individuals interested in attending the job fair on Friday, May 8 should dress professionally (no jeans, t-shirts or sneakers), and come prepared with a current resume and ready to interview. Those new to Goodwill are encouraged to register by Wednesday, May 6 at the Career Development Center at 2122 Freedom Drive in Charlotte, or by calling (704) 372-3434 for more information. To learn more about the job fair or Goodwill’s retail and employment services, visit www.goodwillsp.org.
About Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont:
Goodwill has been serving individuals and families in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina for 50 years. Goodwill operates 22 retail stores and has more than 50 donation sites in the region. Proceeds from the sale of donated goods fund job training and employment services for individuals facing barriers to employment such as lack of skills, experience or education. In 2014, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided employment services to more than 13,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.goodwillsp.org.
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