Goodwill Industries to Open New Midlands Headquarters on June 30
At 9:00 am on Thursday, June 30, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina will open the doors to its new Midlands headquarters at 2119 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.
The 35,000 square foot facility will house a Goodwill retail store, donation center, outlet store, Goodwill Job Connection and administrative offices. The retail store and Job Connection will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 while the outlet store will open on Thursday, July 7.
A total of 37 Goodwill associates will work in the new retail location, including 23 new positions and 14 associates who are transferring from other Midlands locations.
This location will include the ninth Job Connection in the Midlands and the first in West Columbia. Goodwill Job Connections provide free assistance to help job seekers connect with potential employers and find permanent employment. Services include access to resources like computers and the Internet, fax machines, telephones, and job leads and referrals. A trained employment specialist is on site to assist individuals with their job search.
Goodwill also provides job training programs to help people gain the skills needed to begin careers in manufacturing, food service, retail, call centers, cleaning management, and as Certified Nurse Aides. The Job Connection will have a training room that can be used for industry-specific programs and job fairs.
Goodwill helps South Carolina businesses find reliable manpower and support services. Employer services such as job fairs, job listings and candidate prescreening and referral can help businesses find qualified associates to fill permanent employee positions quickly. In addition, Goodwill’s Business Support Services provide pre-screened and fully trained janitorial and landscaping crews as well as industrial subcontracting services.
“We are pleased to be able to offer the Midlands a one-stop shop for all of our services with the addition of this new headquarters,” said Patrick Michaels, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. “The new location is convenient and accessible not only for people in West Columbia, but also for job seekers throughout the Midlands.”
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed 10,596 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services.