In an effort to better serve the community during this period of social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has launched Goodwill Cares, a program that offers expanded virtual employment and training services, information about local resources and personalized phone and online support.
“Despite temporary orders for most of us to stay at home, our employment and training services are still in demand,” said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill interim vice president of marketing and communications. “In the last week, our employment specialists provided remote support for 750 people and helped 47 people find jobs.”
One of the ways that Goodwill is connecting with the community is through online webinars and workshops. While at home, many people are looking for ways to hone job skills, update their resumes, or make their LinkedIn profiles more marketable to employers.
“We’ve always provided these services, we’ve just had to adapt our methods of delivery,” Eichorn said.
Goodwill Cares is free and available to residents in northwest North Carolina. For more information or to connect with a Goodwill career specialist, visit www.goodwill-cares.org.