Nonprofit will present numbers at annual meeting March 28
In 2018, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 11,075 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview preparation; skill identification; work experience opportunities; and skills training, as well as job coaching, development and placement.
In all, the organization placed 493 individuals in employment and provided 311 individuals with training and work experience within Goodwill’s Retail and Contract Services operations, including 235 in work experience and 76 youth program participants.
The agency provides support to local businesses in terms of recruiting, applicant screening and skill assessments, services made available thanks to donations from more than 457,000 donors and 941,000 Goodwill shoppers that support the mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.
The agency will formally present 2018 service numbers at its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event on Thursday, March 28. The event begins at 5 p.m., at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, in Akron.
“We are grateful to our generous donors, as well as shoppers in the counties we serve – their support enables us to continue our mission of helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment,” said Gregory Morton, vice president, mission services & public relations, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties.
Tickets are $30. To register, visit https://www.goodwillakron.org/annualmtg, text GIAAnnualMtg to 51555, or call (330) 786-2519.