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.