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GOODWILL® ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING DATE FOR NEW UNION LOCATION

On Wednesday, April 24th, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina will open its new store at 441 N. Duncan Bypass in Union, in the space previously occupied by the Belk department store.  This is Goodwill’s first location in Union County, and it will include a retail store, donation center, and a Goodwill Job Connection.  The facility will employ approximately 24 people. 

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.

In addition to its Job Connection locations, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina also provides certified training programs to help people start careers in Retail, Food Service, and as Certified Nurse Aides, Forklift Operators, or CDL-certified drivers.   

In coordination with the Union County Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd during a pre-opening reception.  The store and Job Connection will open to the public at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 24th. 

Store hours will be 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday – Saturday and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday.  Job Connection hours will be 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday. 

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment.  Last year, Goodwill placed 12,152 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services.

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