Monday, May 6, 2013
Check the website for special events and activities this week in our area.
As the economy continues its slow recovery, many people continue to struggle to find and keep good jobs. However, Goodwill of North Georgia has reason to celebrate since last year, the nonprofit helped more than 10,200 people find employment through the variety of job training programs and employment services. "When you give to Goodwill or shop in our stores, you are helping people who lack education or work experience, those who have disabilities, youth, veterans and others who may be having a hard time finding employment," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations. "This year, our Goodwill Industries Week events will focus on thanking our supporters and helping more North Georgians find work." Every year since 1951, Goodwill …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The April 19 expo will be held at Goodwill’s Shallowford Conference Center, located at 2401 Shallowford Road in Marietta.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cobb-Cherokee Career Center and Goodwill of North Georgia will co-sponsor a career expo Friday, April 19, according to a recent press release. The expo will feature employers who are currently hiring, as well as there to discuss possible future employment opportunities with the job seekers. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes, a black or blue ink pen and be prepared to fill out company applications. The GDOL encourages potential employees to dress appropriately to improve their chances of landing a job. Among those expected to participate in the event are Allied Barton Security Services, Allstate Insurance Company, Blue Star Staffing, Clear Signal Wireless, Comcast Business Services, Factory …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Goodwill offers tips for de-cluttering before the year’s end.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Taxpayers looking to claim a deduction for charitable donations only have a few days left to give before the end of the 2012 tax year. Goodwill of North Georgia is preparing for what will be its busiest donation rush of the year. “We always receive our heaviest volume of donations from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. Last year we received more than 87,000 donations during the last week of the year,” says Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong. The organization has more than 100 locations where you can drop off items, including Roswell. Goodwill says making a donation can help families de-clutter items they’ve accumulated during the year and make room for new things they received for Christmas. When you give items in good used condition or …