05/10/17: Goodwill, Northwest Neighborhood Place partner to host Portland job fair

Louisville, KY— Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is partnering with Northwest Neighborhood Place to hold a job fair Wednesday, May 10 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th Street.

Employers will share information about positions in fields such as healthcare, transportation and logistics, hospitality, food service, and more. Among the employers confirmed to attend are Centerstone, Crowne Plaza Hotel, FedEx, Goodwill, Gordon Food Service, Humana, Jefferson County Public Schools, Marriott Hotel of Louisville, Parallon/NPAS, Salvation Army, and Teleperformance USA.

“We are excited to partner with Northwest Neighborhood Place to assist job seekers in their service area,” said Sharon Duke, regional director of program services for Goodwill. “We hope this job fair will help meet the needs of the community and plant the seeds for a more robust partnership going forward.”

Candidates should bring copies of their résumés and dress in interview attire. Job seekers may also pre-register for the job fair at www.goodwillky.org/jobfair. For additional information, contact Chris White or Amanda Graham at (502) 585-5221.

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.

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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