Goodwill Opens Store, Trains More Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new Goodwill store in Hubbard marks the ninth store operated by Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. The stores operate primarily on donated goods, but the organization has expanded its offerings to include a selection of new merchandise, says Annie Phillips, chief financial officer.

For 2020, Goodwill is focusing on various workforce development programs, primarily its Digital Skills Initiative. The initiative includes free computer classes and workshops open to the public. 

In an effort to make job training and resources more available, Goodwill introduced a mobile classroom equipped with laptops and Wi-Fi in October. Since then, hundreds of individuals have received training on basic computer skills, support for completing job applications and writing resumes. 

Goodwill also offers services to businesses that reduce labor costs while providing employment to those with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

“Companies receive the best value for their money,” says Mark Goloja, CEO. “Although we’re most known for janitorial, laundry, assembly and fulfillment services, we offer much more and are constantly modifying our menu of services to reflect changing needs.” 

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