Goodwill Fort Worth to Host Job & Resource Fair

WHO:

300+ individuals experiencing unemployment, homelessness or other barriers to employment; hiring employers interviewing and hiring on-the-spot, including: ABM Aviation, Contemporary Services Corporation, FedEx Ground, Packers Sanitation Services, Radisson Hotel and Staffmark; and social service agencies providing resources, including: ACH, Legal Aid, Moncrief Cancer Institute, North Texas Institute for Career Development, PathFinders, T.O.R.I., The Ladder Alliance, The Parenting Center, Unlocking Doors and Workforce Solutions.

 

WHAT:

As North America’s leading nonprofit provider of job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs, Goodwill® is helping people overcome challenges that prevent them from finding and keeping good jobs. As part of this ongoing effort, Goodwill Fort Worth will host a free job and resource fair, open to the public. The job and resource fair will also serve clients from GoodwillWorks, an employment initiative targeting individuals experiencing homelessness or impending homelessness.

Free shuttles provided by Goodwill will transport job seekers from True Worth Place (1513 E. Presidio, Fort Worth, TX 76102 – depart 9:30 a.m.) the Las Vegas Trail area from Serrano Ranch Apartments (8222 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116- depart 8:15 a.m.) and west Fort Worth (Goodwill Camp Bowie Store – 6908 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116- depart 7:30 a.m.) to the fair.

Goodwill Fort Worth provides free resume and cover letter writing, job search, interview skills and attire, connections to employers and funding for emergency services that prevent employment such as transportation year-round through five area job resource centers.

Employers participating in the fair will be hiring on-the-spot, providing a hand up, not a hand-out to individuals in need.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Job Fair

 

WHERE:

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

4005 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119

 

WHY:

Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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