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:
NCWorks Career Centers
Goodwill partners with the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and Goodwill Industries of Central NC in the operation of NCWorks Career Centers and NCWorks Career Services locations in seven counties in central and western North Carolina: Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Surry, Stokes, and Yadkin.
NCWorks Career Centers are a resource for anyone who is eligible to work in North Carolina. Job seekers are offered a variety of no-cost resources, including career advising, training opportunities, and access to job listings. For more information, email or call (336) 464-0520. To register online or to find the NCWorks location nearest you, visit ptrc.org.
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 many resources including weekly training, articles and 100 videos on its YouTube channel to assist job seekers. For more information:
Persons with Disabilities
Goodwill’s Ability Services Program provides 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:
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.
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 5,000 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.