Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services to help people develop the skills they need to find jobs and become more independent. These services are offered at our Workforce Development Centers and are offered in partnership with area community colleges, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, Mental Health and other community organizations.
Explore the list below for details about specific services:
- Experienced Professionals
At Goodwill’s Professional Center in Winston-Salem, professionals seeking a competitive edge in their job search can receive free assistance with networking skills, interviewing strategies, salary negotiation, social media and image consulting. The Professional Center is operated in partnership with the NC Works system. The Center also provides career transition services for companies and can connect employers to qualified candidates. The center is located at Goodwill’s headquarters, 2701 University Parkway in Winston-Salem. For more information, email or call (336) 464-0516.
The Professional Center offers 100 videos on its YouTube channel to assist job seekers. Request access to the video library:
- Persons with Disabilities
Goodwill’s Ability Services Program provides career coaching, training, and job placement assistance for persons with disabilities. The self-paced format offers assessment and planning, career coaching, resume preparation, Career Readiness Certification, wellness support and education, job readiness and skills training. All services are free and no referral is needed. To learn more, contact one of the following local coordinators:
- Previously Incarcerated
The mission of Project Re-entry is to provide transition services for former offenders returning to Alexander, Buncombe, Catawba, Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Henderson, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties after serving active prison sentences. Project Re-entry works with the NC Department of Public Safety to provide a system of pre- and post-release services that begin with inmates up to eighteen months prior to release. Long-term services continue after the inmates are released.
Goodwill partners with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to offer employment and training services that help former offenders find jobs and become productive members of the community. Project Re-entry also works with former offenders in the community that are within 30 days of their release from any state or federal prison facility. In the last year alone, approximately 400 former offenders have secured employment through the Project Re-entry program.
Email for more information or call (336) 724-3625 ext. 1332.
The Goodwill Works Program helps unemployed or underemployed individuals in Forsyth County and surrounding areas find entry-level full-time jobs with benefits. If you are:
- unable to build a stable job history,
- in need of a support system to build confidence,
- frustrated by poor communication with your supervisors and coworkers,
- exhausted by the treadmill of the job search, or
- overwhelmed by all the obstacles of getting and staying ahead…
…then the Goodwill Works Program is for you. From introduction through employment, we will work with you step-by-step to build a better life for you and your family. Information sessions are held each Tuesday at 10 am at Goodwill’s headquarters, 2701 University Parkway in Winston-Salem.
For more information, email or call Eddie Moser at (336) 724-3621 x1326.
- Veterans and Their Families
Goodwill and the Walmart Foundation have partnered in Operation: GoodJobs, a national program that helps veterans and their families find meaningful work and gain financial stability. Operation: GoodJobs is expected to serve more than 4,000 veterans and military family members across the country by providing the tools and resources they need to achieve their educational, career and financial goals. Email or call (336) 724-3625 ext. 1212 to learn more.
Veterans and their families are invited to attend one Goodwill’s information sessions and coffee meetings. View the schedule to find a meeting near you.