May 2014 Job Fairs throughout the Coastal Empire

Georgia map with new addiitionsJoin Us Goodwill Week for 10 Job Fairs throughout the region.

Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM7220 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406Savannah
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM9701 Ford Avenue Suite 1, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324Richmond Hill
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM#249 Village at Glynn Place, Brunswick, Georgia 31525Bruinswick
Tuesday, May 06, 201410:00 AM990 North Macon Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545Jesup
Friday, May 09, 201410:00 AM105 Moore Circle, Lyons, Georgia 30436Lyons
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM115 West Grand Central Boulevard, Pooler, Georgia 31322Pooler
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross, Georgia 31501Waycross
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM1110 May Street, Savannah, Georgia 31415Savannah
Wednesday, May 07, 201410:00 AM410 South Columbia Avenue Suite B, Rincon, Georgia 31326Rincon
Thursday, May 08, 201410:00 AM24015 Highway 80 East, Statesboro, Georgia 30461Statesboro

GOODWILL CELEBRATES GEORGIA CITIES WEEK

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire joins forces with the city of Richmond Hill to celebrate Georgia Cities Week.  Goodwill will be picking up anything recyclable (furniture, clothing, household goods, computers) all week during April 13 – 19.

To have your items picked up call Goodwill Transpo at 354-6611, Mon thru Fri appointments only.

Tenth Goodwill Job Connection Center to Open in Savannah

open house for Sallie MoodGoodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the opening of its Tenth Job Connections Center in Savannah.

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Feb. 7, Goodwill will open a new Job Connection Center in a newly remodeled space at its headquarters location at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. The grand opening celebration begins with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

Tenth Goodwill Job Connections Center to Open in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Feb. 7, Goodwill will open a new Job Connections Center in a newly remodeled space at its headquarters location at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. The grand opening celebration begins with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Tours of the new center will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a Resource Fair at the center during the tour hours.

The Job Connection Center will serve as Goodwill’s tenth Job Connection Center site in the region. This new Savannah Center offers job seekers access to job leads, and provides the technology resources to prepare the job seeker for a successful job search. The center manager serves as an onsite coordinator, working with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals.

The Job Connection Center offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online.

Also featured in the Job Connection Center is GStar Staffing, Goodwill’s professional staffing agency. G-Star human resources experts thoroughly vet all candidates for temporary staffing work by pre-screening, interviews, evaluations and reference checking before recommending candidates to client companies. G-Star is a division of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Its profits go to help fund Goodwill’s many vital community programs.

When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution, Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information, visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/goodnews

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.

 Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 18 retail locations, and nine Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

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Victory Drive Goodwill Opens Thursday, February 13

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Goodwill Opens New Retail Location at McAlpin Square

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its 19th retail location at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Activities will include a ribbon cutting, raffle and give-aways throughout the day. www.goodwillsavannah.org

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Goodwill’s 19th Retail Location to Open at McAlpin Square, Ribbon Cutting Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its 19th retail location at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah. The doors open on 3,200 square-foot retail space at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 with an official ribbon cutting. Activities will include a raffle and giveaways throughout the day.

In addition, Goodwill has added a new attended donation site at the same location.

McAlpin Square is located on the north side of East Victory Drive, just east of Truman Parkway, the site of the Kroger shopping plaza, directly across the street from the Home Depot/Target plaza.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and nine Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.  http://goodwillsavannah.org/shop/

Pooler Goodwill Grand Opening, Thursday, January 16

Pooler Grand Opening ImagePooler Goodwill Opening 15,000 Square Foot Storeand Career Center in Pooler on January 16
Celebrity Fashion Show at 9:30am, Ribbon Cutting at 10 am and Job/Resource Fair 10 am-2 pm.

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. continues its rapid growth under the leadership of President & CEO, Mohsen Badran, with the opening of a new Goodwill full-service complex at 1115 Grand Central Boulevard in the Godly Station area of Pooler.

On Thursday, January 16, the Pooler Goodwill will host the grand opening of this 15,000 square-feet facility that will house a full-scale retail center, a Job Connection Center and a donation drop-off center.
The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a fashion show produced by community volunteer Ashley Borders, and will feature quality Goodwill apparel modeled by some of the community’s best-known business and community leaders. The list of models includes: Diana Morrison of Advertising Specialty Services; Celia Russo of Celia Russo Marketing, Jenny Gentry of Wells Fargo Bank, Patty Mcintosh of Melaver McIntosh, Joe Marinelli of Visit Savannah, Mark Howard of the Memorial Foundation, Interim Police Chief Terry Enoch, Paula Fogarty of South Magazine, Marjorie Young of CarriageTradePR and SCORE, Charisse Bennett of the Creative Coast, Tina Henson of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Joe Marchese, Marchese Construction, Adel Karam of PetSmart, Melissa Hall of Cora Bett Realty, and Molly Rowe of SCAD. Several other local notables have been invited but are yet to confirm. The public will be invited to purchase the ensembles displayed by the celebrity models.

A key component of this new facility is the Pooler Job Connection.  The new Job Connection Center serves as the ninth in the region. It will offer job seekers access to job leads and provides the technology resources to prepare job seekers for successful job searches. The Job Connection Manager serves as an onsite coordinator that works with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals.

The Job Connection offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online.

Additionally a Goodwill Job/Resource Fair is scheduled for the grand opening day from 10 am to 2 pm at the Job Connection.  More than 15 employers from the area will be onsite to interview and hire.

The fashion show beings promptly at 9:30 a.m. and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony commences at 10 a.m. There will be prizes, giveaways and valuable coupons from local stores and restaurants.

On Saturday, January 18, a workshop is to take place in the Job Connection Center 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. titled, Re-Tailoring Your Wardrobe. The wardrobe expert presenters will offer advice on how redo and make-over Goodwill purchases and things already in your closet.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 17 retail locations, and eight Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

Berwick Grand Opening Thursday, December 19

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5730 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

Berwick Goodwill Opening on the Southside

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5730 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

The Berwick Goodwill Store and Donation Center will be the seventeenth retail location in the Coastal Empire.  “We hope to provide Southside Savannah shoppers with a new experience,” said Coni Curtas, Vice President of Donated Goods. “The Berwick Goodwill Store will have a new look and new location but same good prices.” The store will be open to the public with a full selection of merchandise.

Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. When community members donate, shop or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals.

Join Goodwill this holiday season for last minute holiday shopping and make those end-of-year tax deductible donations onsite.

Grand Opening of the Jesup Goodwill on Friday, December 6

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Goodwill Retail Store and Job Connection location in Jesup at 990 North Macon Street on Friday, December 6th at 10 a.m.

Goodwill’s expansion of services to Wayne County comes as a welcome relief to many in the community. Goodwill plans to serve the community with a retail store, convenient donation center and Job Connection center.

The Jesup Goodwill will serve as the sixteenth retail location with a nearly 12,000 foot facility. Goodwill is expected to employ about 25 new employees from the local area.

This will be Goodwill’s eighth Job Connection Center in the region. The Jesup Center offers job seekers access to job leads and provides the technology resources to prepare the job seeker for a successful job search. The Center Manager serves as an onsite coordinator that works with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals. There is a definite need for these services with Georgia’s unemployment rate at 8.4 percent, well above the national average. The job connection center offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online.

When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. In 2012, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire placed into meaningful employment more than 1,400 people.

G-Star Staffing Puts Locals to Work at the Brunswick Port

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Brunswick, GA – G-Star Staffing, a division of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, will soon begin providing staffing services for International Auto Processing, Inc. at IAP’s facility on Colonel’s Island.

“Goodwill is already a member of the Brunswick community. Our retail store and job connection center here allow us to engage with individuals and provide work opportunities,” said Tammie Blaha, Goodwill Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “G-Star Staffing has been supplying temporary employees to Savannah’s local businesses for more than three years and it makes sense to bring this great capability to Brunswick.”

Apply online: www.GStarstaffing.com or at

Brunswick Goodwill Job Connection
249 Village at Glynn Place, Brunswick, GA  31525
Phone  912.342.1106               Fax  912.342.1107

About International Auto Processing: IAP is an independently owned company specializing in the preparation of new export and import vehicles. Its operation in Glynn County is the largest in the country, processing more than 400,000 vehicles a year.

Goodwill and Girls Scouts Team up for Good Turn Day

Girl Scouts to participate in Good Turn Day

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire and Girl Scouts are teaming up to do a good turn for the community by donating clothing and household items to the Richmond Hill Goodwill Store on Oct. 26 for the annual Good Turn Day Drive. The collected goods will be sold at Goodwill’s retail stores to fund Goodwill’s job training programs for people with disabilities or barriers to employment.

Registered Girl Scouts who participate will earn a special patch to commemorate their participation. The Good Turn Day collaborative service project has offered Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia the opportunity to make a positive impact in their community while recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.

Girl Scouts and community members are invited to collect and donate gently used clothing, books, housewares, and other items. Girl Scouts must register individually or by troop at www.gshg.org to qualify for patch.

In addition to Richmond Hill donation locations include Brunswick, Pooler, Rincon, Savannah, Statesboro, Vidalia, Waycross and Wilmington Island Goodwill Stores.

For more information or request an additional store location, email jbass@goodwillsavannah.com or, call 354-6611 ext. 107.