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NEW LEXINGTON GOODWILL STORE OPENS AUGUST 22ND

On Wednesday, August 22nd, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina will open its new store at 1307 W. Main Street in Lexington.  This location will replace the existing Goodwill store located at 754 W. Main Street, which has served Goodwill shoppers and donors in Lexington for 20 years.    

In addition to the new store and convenient drive-through donation center, the new location also boasts a community room.  This space may be used as interview space for area employers who are hiring for positions, a training space, or a meeting space for local GED classes or Workforce Development groups, among other uses. 

Through the proceeds raised through the sale of donated goods in its retail stores, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina funds a variety of employment services for job seekers in the sixteen South Carolina counties it serves.  Lexington County has four Goodwill Job Connections offering resume assistance, job leads and referrals, computer and internet access, and other services for job seekers.  Goodwill Job Connections also provide services for employers such as free job postings, prescreening and referrals, and job fair hosting and facilitation. 

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, as Certified Nurse Aides, and as Forklift Operators.  

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, August 21st during a pre-opening reception.  The store and Job Connection will open to the public at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 22nd.

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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