Green Bay wide receiver Donald Driver is part of opening activities
Grand opening festivities were held on Tuesday, September 14 at the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center, 6055 N. 91st Street (located inside the Goodwill Store & Donation Center) with a ribbon cutting. Green Bay Packer Wide Receiver Donald Driver, and spokesperson for Goodwill, was on hand to take part in the grand opening activities.
The Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers are a FREE employment and community resource that helps people with job related support services. This type of service is particularly important in these uncertain economic times. There is no referral process, anyone is welcome to access the computers, printers, internet access, telephones and fax machines. Full-time Goodwill staff is available to provide assistance and guidance throughout the skills assessment and job search process.
The Workforce Connection Center offers targeted services to employers, including weekly on-site job fairs. Access to support services like transportation, child care, and literacy resources are also provided.
The center has been open since May 24 and is already seeing a variety of people with a wide range of academic levels and types of jobs requested, from manufacturing to accounting. To date, there have been 4,761 visits by 1,980 individuals.
This is the fourth Workforce Connection Center Goodwill has opened since late 2008 though more are being planned. Other locations are in Waukesha at the Goodwill Community Service Center, 1400 Nike Drive, 3903 N. Richards Street in Milwaukee and in the Englewood community of Chicago.
“For the past 90 years, Goodwill has believed in empowering individuals, strengthening families and building our communities,” said John Miller, president and CEO. “These Workforce Connection Centers directly impact Goodwill’s mission to provide training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages.”
Goodwill is a leading nonprofit provider of employment training, job placement services and other community programs for people who have a disability, lack education or job experience or are facing economic challenges.