Goodwill Fort Worth to Celebrate 25 Years in Weatherford

Event to Include Tours of Free Job Resource Center

WHO:
Goodwill Fort Worth Vice President of Donated Goods & Retail Sales Rosemary Cruz; Vice President of Workforce Development Romney Guy; Regional Retail Director Sandy Smith and Weatherford Store Manager Yolanda Chavers; open to the general public.

WHAT:
Goodwill Fort Worth will host a 25 year anniversary celebration of Goodwill Fort Worth in Weatherford, and offer tours and an open house of the location’s Job Resource Center. A proclamation from the Mayor of Weatherford will also be presented. Goodwill’s Weatherford retail store originally opened on November 7, 1994 at 708 Palo Pinto Street and moved to its current location in 1999. The anniversary celebration event will feature a 50% off sale, a live DJ and prize giveaways every hour.

The Job Resource Center (JRC) is open weekly Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and offers free services to job seekers, including:

  • Assistance from GoodED, an Adult High School Diploma Online Program
  • org and Skills to Succeed
  • job search experts to provide job placement services
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Employer networking opportunities
  • Job readiness training including resume writing, interviewing skills and job search techniques
  • appropriate referrals for mental health, housing and more
  • Goodwill Works, a job training and placement program for the homeless and those at imminent risk of homelessness

Since the Job Resource Center’s opening in 2004, more than 13,000 Parker County residents have received job training and placement services. In 2018 alone, Goodwill Fort Worth provided job training for 322 individuals from Parker county and placed 175 into employment.

WHEN:
Friday, November 8, 2019
9:30 a.m.: Remarks by Goodwill Fort Worth VP Donated Goods & Retail Rosemary Cruz & VP Workforce Development Romney Guy
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Open house and tours of Job Resource Center

WHERE:
Goodwill – Weatherford Store
1801 S. Main Street, Weatherford, TX 76086

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 25 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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