New Store, Job Connection on N. Pleasantburg Drive Opens April 12th
On Wednesday, April 12th at 9:00 am, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina will open its new location at 2550 N. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville. The 21,400 square foot facility, which replaces Goodwill’s existing location at the intersection of Pleasantburg Drive and E. North Street, includes the addition of a Goodwill Job Connection – the seventh in Greenville County.
Goodwill Job Connections are a key piece of Goodwill’s mission to help people become independent through education and training leading to employment. At Goodwill Job Connections, job seekers can access free assistance to guide their job search, 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 Job Connections can also help South Carolina companies 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.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the location will take place at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 11th. The store will open to the public at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 12th.
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed 11,149 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services.
Goodwill Grand Opening By the Numbers:
Retail Store Opening:
•Opens at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 12th
•Register to win an Apple iPad Mini. Drawing will be held on Saturday, April 15th. No purchase necessary. Need not be present to win.
•Retail Store: 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm Sunday
•Donation Center: 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm Sunday
•Job Connection: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Thursday
•Total of 24 associates will be working in this location.
•Total of 21,400 square feet. The retail store is approximately 11,400 sq ft. The remaining square footage is occupied by the Goodwill Job Connection, the donation center, and donation processing areas.
•Hood Construction is the general contractor.
•Betsch Associates is the architectural firm.
•McCutchen Engineering Associates is the engineering firm.