5/24/18: Goodwill to host job fair, connect employers with motivated job seekers

Job fair imageLouisville, KY – On the heels of its Soft Skills Academy launch in March, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will host a job fair at the Goodwill Center for Education and Employment at 909 E. Broadway on Friday, May 25, from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Job seekers are encouraged but not required to bring copies of their resume. Candidates should also dress to impress, as some employers may offer on-the-spot interviews. Job seekers who need assistance preparing to enter the workforce will have access to Goodwill career coaches and can learn more about free classes geared towards attitude, conflict resolution, dependability, safety, self-presentation, and team building.

Employers slated to attend include AC Hotel by Marriott; Brightview Landscaping; C Squared, Inc. (plumbing); Challenger Lifts/Snap-on; Dr. Pepper Snapple Group; Fort Dearborn Company; Galt House Hotel; Goodwill; Omni Hotel & Resorts; Packers Sanitation Services; Quality Senior Care; SSC Services (custodial); TARC, and Zenith Logistics.

Community partners will also attend the job fair to connect candidates with services that support successful employment. Attendees will include representatives from Anthem Medicaid; The Bradford House; The Brady Center; Marque G. Carey (expungement attorney); Department of Corrections Re-Entry Services; Goodwill’s LifeLaunch program; LegalShield; Republic Bank, and Urban Strategies.

For more information, contact Sharon Allgeier at 502-585-5221 or sharon.allgeier@goodwillky.org.

In March, Goodwill launched its Soft Skills Academy, a series of training modules and employment services that teach job seekers to be prepared for and marketable in the workforce. Following participants’ completion of the modules, Goodwill holds a graduation ceremony and presents Work Ready Certificates. Goodwill career coaches work with participants one-on-one to further prepare them for and secure employment, ensuring that the job seeker’s skills are matched appropriately with an employer’s needs and requirements. After placement, Goodwill career coaches stay engaged with both the employee and employer to assist with any issues that could put the individual’s employment at risk.

In the 2017 fiscal year, Goodwill placed Kentuckians into more than 3,400 jobs across the state – both inside and outside of Goodwill. Goodwill’s programs and employment services, which serve Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges, are funded through a combination of grants, corporate and individual giving, and its retail stores, which sell donated clothing and household items at 64 locations across Kentucky.

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