Goodwill touts job placement success

Here’s the press release from Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina:

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina helped place 6,757 people into jobs in 2012, continuing its mission of creating hope and opportunity through the power of work. This job placement number is the second highest Goodwill has achieved in its 87 year history.

Goodwill trains people for better careers in growth industries in which jobs are currently available, and forges strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and community colleges to provide even greater opportunities for the people they serve.

“We are grateful to the donors who support Goodwill everyday with their generous gifts that fund our mission,” said Sherry Carpenter, Goodwill VP of Workforce Development Services. “We are proud to assist so many who are in need of a new direction along their career path.”

Carpenter cites many reasons that Goodwill was able to achieve this milestone, including the support of its Board of Directors, involvement of staff members in the community and most of all, the dedication and determination of the people Goodwill serves.

Goodwill operates 50 attended donation centers, 43 retail locations and 19 training centers in its 31-county territory in northwest North Carolina. For more information on Goodwill’s services and mission, visit

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