Goodwill Hosts Job Fair

Jun 2, 2017

Job seekers talk with employers at Goodwill Commons
Credit Tanya Koonce

Goodwill Industries hosted a job fair this morning morning. The event offered those attending 37 different employers, some of them interviewing and hiring on the spot.

Other employers like Caterpillar teamed with Goodwill to help people craft resumes and make online applications for jobs.

Don Johnson is the executive director of Goodwill. He says it’s the fourth year for the event created to help fill the gap when the workforce development office closed. Johnson says there are jobs out there:

“I think what people have to realize is with work ethic and the right skills and human behavior they can climb that ladder. You’re not going to do it in a month or two. But it takes time and I think that’s what the younger generation has to understand. You can line all those things up with classes we offer at Goodwill you can be successful at anything you want to do.”

Johnson says about 200 people of all ages, job skill levels and education attended the open job fair at Goodwill Commons.