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Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Job Connection Center


Nonprofit Makes New Leaps in Preparing Toledoans for the Workforce


On August 20, 2018, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Job Connection Center embedded in its store at DeVeaux Village Shopping Center.


“The purpose of the Job Connection Center is to link job seekers with area employers through job readiness, employment training and placement services,” said Amy Wachob, president/CEO of Goodwill Industries. “Goodwill is proud to collaborate with other nonprofit partners in an effort to provide a holistic approach to workforce development.”


For over 85 years, Goodwill has provided employment and job training for thousands of people with disabilities and work-related disadvantages. Goodwill serves people with barriers to employment, by providing job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs. This new Job Connection Center will allow Goodwill to help a greater number of individuals throughout Northwest Ohio seeking employment.


“Goodwill leadership has met with community leaders, public officials, business owners and focus groups,” said Wachob. “We asked, what is the missing piece that businesses are identifying that will help people who want a job, connect with an employer? The overwhelming response is the need for job readiness candidates who come to work prepared. The Job Connection Center, through Goodwill and its partners, is designed to meet that need. This space will allow employers throughout Northwest Ohio an opportunity to link with job ready candidates.”


To learn about more positive impact Goodwill has made in Northwest Ohio communities, visit www.goodwillnwohio.com.

About Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio


Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been helping change lives through the power of work since 1933. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you are funding education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs and build careers in diverse companies throughout communities we serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to over a thousand of individuals in the region each year. Revenues generated through Goodwill’s network of retail stores, donation stations and commercial contract services help support this vital mission of service.


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Revised: 08/30/18 13:21:41 -0700.

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