CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 1, 2015) – Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont unveiled today its new GoodWork Staffing location in Rock Hill, S.C., located at 566 N. Anderson Road. The ceremonial ribbon cutting marked the fourth location for the award-winning nonprofit staffing division that supports Goodwill’s mission of changing lives through the power of work. Attendees included Goodwill executives and members of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, including Chamber President Rob Youngblood.
Goodwill’s mission is more than getting people a job, it’s about helping to secure family sustaining employment so that individuals can build a foundation for the future. This vision comes to life as GoodWork Staffing carefully matches clients seeking meaningful employment with careers in the fields of light industrial, administrative, clerical, customer service and management. GoodWork Staffing offers a variety of services for business clients including temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, outsourcing, executive recruiting, on-site management and payroll services. Proceeds from the revenue generated by GoodWork Staffing fund Goodwill’s job training and employment services free of charge for individuals in the community.
“We are so proud of the current relationships we’ve built throughout this community by having a retail presence here and delighted to deepen our relationships in York County with the location of this new enterprise,” said Robin Carson, Senior Vice President of Employment Services at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “With the opening of this new location in Rock Hill, GoodWork Staffing projects to place 500,000 paid hours of work in 2015.”
As the business continues to grow and expand, GoodWork Staffing recently won a recognition award from Goodwill Industries International in the category of Business Services/Contracts Excellence: Growing the Business/Total Growth, and was recently ranked by the Charlotte Business Journal as the 15th largest temporary staffing company in Charlotte.
“We are excited to be able to serve the York County community and look forward to developing partnerships with local businesses and industries,” said Carol Ashby, Director of GoodWork Staffing. “Working together, we will begin alleviating the challenges faced by so many individuals in poverty as they find new opportunities for employment.”
Proceeds from the sale of donations in Goodwill retail stores support services such as GoodWork Staffing for unemployed and underemployed individuals as they seek to enter the competitive workforce. Each week, 250 people access Goodwill’s employment and basic needs resources. In 2014, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided employment services free of charge to more than 13,000 individuals thanks to donations from the community. For more information about Goodwill and its programs and 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 placed nearly 1,100 individuals in jobs. For more information, visit www.goodwillsp.org.
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