Workforce Development

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $10 Million to Local Goodwill


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Goodwill® Receives Largest Investment in Its 94-Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work (Winston-Salem, NC) – Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. announced a $10 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – the largest donation received in the organization’s 94-year history. With 10.7 million Americans unemployed and in urgent need… Read more »

Professional Center & Adult High School to Hold Open House


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold an open house on Wednesday, March 22, to celebrate its newly remodeled Professional Center and Access Center Adult High School. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at Goodwill’s headquarters, 2701 University Parkway. Date:         Wednesday, March 22 Location:     Goodwill Industries,… Read more »

Business Advisory Council Breakfast Held Sept. 15


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Local business leaders were recognized Thursday at Goodwill’s Annual Business Advisory Council Appreciation Breakfast, held at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. The breakfast brings together members of Goodwill’s six BACs, which advise on the needs of employers and act as ambassadors for Goodwill in the community. After a welcome and remarks by Vice President… Read more »

Expanded Rowan Career Connections Center Reopens Jan. 20


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has completed extensive renovations on its Rowan County Career Connections Center, and is holding a grand reopening celebration and ribbon-cutting on Wednesday January 20.  The public is also invited to an open house and tour which will showcase services, programs and facilities available at the Center, including: New training… Read more »

Goodwill to Host Veteran’s Day Employment Fair


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is hosting a job fair at its Winston-Salem Workforce Development Center (2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem), on Wednesday, November 11.  The event begins with a continental breakfast at 8am, followed by the job fair from 9am until 11am.   The job fair is open to anyone seeking employment.  Participants are… Read more »

Goodwill Hosting Job Search Skills & Interviewing Workshop


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC invites area job seekers to a two-day workshop to develop their search skills and interview techniques while networking with local employers. The Job Seeking and Interview Skills workshop takes place Oct. 28-29, and is free to attend. What: Job Seeking Skills & Speed Interviewing Workshop When: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10-11:30… Read more »

Annual Business Advisory Council Appreciation Breakfast Held


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Goodwill celebrated area businesses and partner agencies at its annual Business Advisory Council Appreciation Breakfast, held Sept. 16. The Business Advisory Councils (BACs) are groups of local business and community professionals that provide advice and support to Goodwill’s Workforce Development Services. There are currently five Councils with more than 200 members.   At the breakfast,… Read more »

Goodwill Celebrates Reopening of Iredell Workforce Development Center


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina was thrilled to welcome the public to celebrate the renovation of its Iredell County Workforce Development Center at a ribbon-cutting held Wednesday, July 29. The open house, attended by about 150 business and community leaders, showcased the new facility, including: •    Larger classroom space and curriculum in partnership with… Read more »

High School Student Launches Men’s Clothing Collection Drive


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Professional menswear is expensive to buy new and can be difficult to find used. A Winston-Salem teen is about to change that by launching “Suit Yourself,” a community initiative that collects professional men’s clothing in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. Suit Yourself coordinates donation drives to collect menswear that is appropriate for… Read more »

Haywood Career Connections Center Holding Open House June 25


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Job seekers and community members are invited to learn about the free services available at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s Haywood County Career Connections Center at an Open House on June 25. The center partners with community and educational agencies to connect people with the tools they need to find meaningful employment. Date:   … Read more »