Unemployed man now works for City of Greensboro, thanks to Triad Goodwill
"GREENSBORO, NC –Triad Goodwill uses 85 cents of every dollar earned in their stores to provide free career development services for people who are unemployed or underemployed. Last year they helped 17,179 people in their five-county service area of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. Goodwill Week runs through May 7 and Triad Goodwill is celebrating with success stories like Everardo’s:
Everardo Jaimez came to the Greensboro Community Resource Center in December 2015 with a big bright smile on his face. He had two resumes: one catered to his extensive work history in customer service and the other focused on construction work. We reviewed his resume and made a few changes to focus on his customer service experience, mainly because Everardo is bilingual and this would open doors to more opportunities with better pay.
Mr. Jaimez was in our center almost every day. We discussed job leads and opportunities that might be a good fit. Our focus was on a long-term career, not just employment, and he was very receptive to suggestions that from our staff. Everardo volunteered at our career fairs and was always willing to help others in the computer network room. He stopped by in February and told us he would be going to his third interview the following day and he wanted advice on interviewing skills. Heather Schneck met with him and gave him the help and confidence he needed. The following week, Mr. Jaimez returned with his big smile and the great news that he had gotten a job at the City of Greensboro as a bilingual Customer Service Representative! Despite obstacles, Everardo’s determination and drive paid off in the end.
See additional inspiring stories at ILoveGoodwill.org/blog/ and watch the one-minute video “Triad Goodwill Changes Lives” at YouTube.com/TriadGoodwill. For the latest news on employment opportunities in the area, visit TriadGoodwill.org and follow Triad Goodwill on Facebook.com/TriadGoodwill (subscribe to Events), @TriadGoodwill, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. We Put People To Work!
About Triad Goodwill:
Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 17,179 people in the community and helped place 3,556 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into job training for residents of the Triad."
- A Press Release