Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. has opened a free community Job Connection career center in Statesboro. The Job Connection career center is co-located in the current shopping plaza located at 812 Highway 80 next to the store.
Job Connection offers many free resources and services to both employers and job seekers. For example, Goodwill offers applicant screening. Employers can provide Goodwill with job descriptions and Goodwill can match qualified applicants out of their database for the employer to interview. Goodwill can also provide office space for interviewing, training, and job fairs.
Resources, technology and support services have been designed to help job seekers secure and maintain employment. The center is a resource for job seekers, offering help with resumes and interviewing skills, as well as a phone bank, printer, and copier. Educational seminars help with job skills as well as areas such as health and wellness and financial well-being.
In terms of services for job seekers, Goodwill will be offering a resume writing class and working with job seekers to develop interviewing skills so that they feel confident when they walk into an interview. There will also be networking opportunities and job fairs for applicants will be able to view job postings that are available in the community.
In addition to connecting people with jobs, the Statesboro Job Connection will also be part of Goodwill’s Buena Vida Initiative, an initiative created to expand employment services, family strengthening and financial education to the growing Hispanic/Latino population in Georgia. The Buena Vida initiative offers adult education and GED classes in Spanish and English in addition to (ESL) classes, ESL and SSL (English and Spanish as a second Language), and Work Literacy classes.
Statesboro Job Connection provides….
1. Spanish as a Second Language (SSL)
3. Computer Classes
4. Typing Classes
7. First Aid Training
8. GED Classes (Span)
9. CPR Training
10. Psychologist Volunteer on staff
11. Immigration Lawyer Volunteer
12. Deferred Action Application Assistance
13. Family Strengthening
14. Domestic Violence Counseling
15. Marriage Counseling
Classes currently going on…..
English Classes (Basic) Mon – Tues 7 to 9 p.m. (Advance) Wed – Thurs 7 to 9 p.m.
GED Classes (Eng) Mon 1 to 4 p.m. and Wed 1 to 4 p.m.
SSL Classes (Basic) Wed 6-7 p.m. (Advanced) Mon 5-6 p.m. (Advanced) Mon 6-7 p.m.