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Veterans Services Program and Information Session Schedule

Connecting veterans and military families with the work and support they need.

Employment Resources

Have you or a family member served at least one day in the military and are looking for a new job?  Are you transitioning from the military or recently transitioned?  Has it been years since you served, but are looking for your next career, and would like resources and assistance in obtaining and maintain your employment?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, reach out to Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. You have served your country, now let us be of service to you.

Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program is open to anyone that has served at least one day in the military, military spouses and adult children dependents residing with the service member, active duty, and reserve service members, with a particular focus on female veterans and post-9/11 veterans.

Through Operation: GoodJobs, we provide free, individualized services to assist veterans and military families’ find meaningful employment and financial stability.  This is accomplished through a variety of methods, including employment assistance services, career assessment, career planning and coaching, job search skill building, skills training, resume preparation, job interview readiness, placement support and more.

Operation: GoodJobs (OGJ) is a national partnership between Goodwill and the Walmart Foundation.  The goal of OGJ 3.0 is to help improve the lives of 5,000 veterans and military family members in the U.S. through job training, connecting veterans and their households to certifications and credentials, placement and job retention services to veterans and businesses for 12-month retention after placement through holistic supportive services.

Launched in June 2017, OGJ 3.0 is a 5 million dollar investment from the Walmart Foundation over a 36-month grant period. Goodwill has expanded its OGJ program to include a focus on closing the wage gap for women veterans in ten high need communities across the United States while continuing to provide long-term job retention services to employers, our heroes, and their families.

Veterans Services: Information Session Schedules

Buncombe County:
By appointment.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28806
Contact: Magdalena Brown, mbrown@goodwillnwnc.org or (828) 298-9023 x1144

Catawba County:
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
837 Conover Boulevard West, Conover NC 28613
Contact: (828) 466-2346

Davidson County:
Walk-ins welcome.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
719 West Center Street, Lexington NC 27292
Contact: Janice Richardson, jrichardson@goodwillnwnc.org or (336) 236-8023

Forsyth County:
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem NC 27105
Contact: Katie Walker, kwalker@goodwillnwnc.org, (336) 724-3625 x1235 or Sandy Jolley, sjolley@goodwillnwnc.org, (336) 724-3625 x1212

Iredell County (Statesville):
By appointment; walk-ins welcome.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
124 Fourth Crescent Place, Statesville NC 28625
Contact: (704) 873-5005

Rowan County:
Walk-ins welcome.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
1923 South Main Street, Salisbury NC 28114
Contact: Alice Sheelor, asheelor@goodwillnwnc.org, (704) 638-6434

Surry County (Elkin):
Walk-ins welcome.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
1457 N. Bridge Street, Elkin NC 28621
Contact: Christy Martin, cmartin@goodwillnwnc.org or (336) 526-2144

Wilkes County:
By appointment; walk-ins welcome.
Goodwill Career Connections Center
1821 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro NC 28697
Contact: Lisa Barlow, lbarlow@goodwillnwnc.org or (336) 667-0889

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Services staff are available to assist all veterans with information and guidance regarding their VA benefits by ensuring they are utilizing the eBenefits web portal to the best of their ability.  Please contact your local Goodwill Veterans Services staff member (listed above) for more information.

Operation: GoodJobs 3.0 – Participating Goodwill Organizations

The Goodwill organizations participating in the OGJ 3.0 grant are:

  • Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont (Charlotte, NC)
  • Palmetto Goodwill (North Charleston, SC)
  • Goodwill Industries of Houston (Houston, TX)
  • Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region (Tacoma, WA)
  • Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (San Diego, CA)
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC (Greenville, SC)
  • Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (Oxnard, CA)
  • Goodwill San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)

Contact Us

Want more information?  Fill out the form below, email or call (336) 724-3625 ext. 1212 to learn more about Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program.