BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota’s Job Connection program is hosting a multi-employer job fair on Wednesday, September 26, 2-5 p.m. at its corporate campus (2705 51st Ave. E., Bradenton). At least 40 of the area’s top employers are signed up to participate, all with job openings they are seeking to fill.
Numerous industries will be represented during the event, from manufacturing (PGT), food service and production (Tropicana) and retail operations (Amazon, Home Goods, Publix and Wal-Mart) to nonprofits (Goodwill, AARP), government entities (Sarasota and Manatee County Sheriff’s Departments, Sarasota County Government and Sarasota County School District), healthcare organizations (Allied Pro-Health Care, and Venice Regional Bayfront Health) and hospitality (The Ritz-Carlton). Candidates of all experience levels are welcome; they are asked to bring a resume and be dressed for on-the-spot interviews.
Goodwill’s Job Connection program is a free service that is designed to help individuals obtain long-term employment or to transition to better-paying jobs. Through the program, community members can get career counseling, interest and aptitude assessments, assistance with resume and cover letter writing skills, interview strengthening exercises, and application submission guidance. Additionally, Goodwill not only employs individuals with disabilities, veterans, older adults, and those with other barriers to employment, the organization also provides them with ongoing education and skills training to maintain stable employment.
“When people have jobs, they have security – a step in the right direction on the road to self-sufficiency,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “Our Job Connection services assist individuals with disabilities, people with limited work history, veterans who are transitioning to civilian life, workers who have experienced corporate downsizing and senior citizens who need to re-enter the workforce. We are thrilled at the number of local companies who will be present during our job fair and are hopeful that job seekers will enjoy success during the event.”
For more information about the job fair or Goodwill’s Job Connection program, contact Toni Quiros at (941) 355-2721, ext. 512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.