Goodwill® Celebrates National Workforce Development Month
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Offering Free Employability Workshops throughout Southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. - eMusicWire -- Throughout September, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) is celebrating National Workforce Development Month, where states across the country join efforts to recognize the contributions of workforce professionals and highlight events and initiatives that support job seekers and employers.

"From résumé building and interview preparation to connecting job seekers to local employers and community colleges, Goodwill provides a range of services to help job seekers find good, sustainable jobs," said Carolyn Johnson, Chief Mission & Development Officer of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. "Since Goodwill began more than 120 years ago, the sale of donated items has helped fund job training and employment programs."

Every Monday and Friday, the eight Goodwill Community Resource Centers in Southwest Florida offer Employability Workshops from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. These free Employability Workshops help prepare job seekers to make a great impression when interviewing for their next job. Employability Workshops are also being offered the day prior to major job fairs in those communities.

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At a time when millions of people are looking for work, Goodwill SWFL is working to help people in our local community obtain the needed job skills and training to secure employment and obtain self-sufficiency and upward economic mobility. In 2022, the services at Goodwill SWFL helped 33,563 people throughout SWFL with job training and job placement services.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's latest jobs report, nationally, unemployment is currently at 3.8 percent; however, millions of workers across the country still struggle with underemployment and low wages, and more than 8 million jobs currently remain unfilled.

Goodwill SWFL is committed to doing its part in responding to the gap in employment and skills training and supporting those individuals in Southwest Florida who face barriers to finding employment today.

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Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. For more information on how Goodwill SWFL positively impacts the community, visit http//

Debra Donatto
Director of Communications and Marketing

Source: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Filed Under: Non-profit

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