05/03/17: Goodwill to host hiring event for Bowling Green-area job seekers

Bowling Green, KY— Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a three-day hiring event May 9-11 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at its program office, 1806 US. Highway 31W Bypass (across from Zaxby’s).

Employers will be on-site to interview candidates for positions in manufacturing, transportation and logistics, hospitality, food service, and more. Employers confirmed to attend include Bojangles, Bowling Green Retirement Village, Fruit of the Loom, Ft. Dearborn, KOBE Aluminum, Lord Corporation, and Hampton Inn. Candidates should bring copies of their résumés and dress in interview attire.

Pre-registration for the hiring event will be held May 3-5 and May 8 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For additional information, please call (270) 781-4930.

The hiring event coincides with Goodwill Industries Week, an annual celebration by local community-based Goodwills across the U.S and Canada. During that time, many Goodwills offer an array of appreciation events, job fairs, hiring events, and other activities that highlight the nonprofit organization’s mission to help people get to work, especially those who have the most difficulty finding and maintaining employment.

Goodwill’s Job Junction program is a free community resource that offers résumé development, one-on-one interview coaching, career exploration, screening for and referral s to area employers, and linkage to educational programs and human services providers. More than 3,800 south central Kentuckians have received services from Goodwill’s Job Junction program in Bowling Green since it opened in 2013.

Revenue from Goodwill’s retail stores supports numerous employment-related programs across the state, including a program that helps employees maintain their jobs and set and achieve personal and professional goals. Last year, Goodwill placed Kentuckians into more than 2,800 jobs by partnering with 677 employers across the state and paid more than $15 million in wages to Kentuckians with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

As one of the largest Goodwill organizations in the country, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky accepts a variety of donations, including clothing and other household items, which are sold locally in its stores. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. In fiscal year 2016, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky placed Kentuckians into 2,859 jobs and paid more than $15 million in mission-related wages. Kentucky’s Goodwill has 65 stores throughout the state that provide jobs and hands-on job training. Goodwill also provides employment services and post-employment support to help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. For your nearest donation center and retail store, visit www.goodwillky.org.

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