When James Cheydleur from Goodwill Southern California presented at our club we learned that theres much more to Goodwill than just their retail outlets. Here in Southern California they operate several Employment Centers that specialize in helping job seekers with challenging situations start new careers and change their lives.
Through a network of partners, Goodwill Southern California Employment Centers bring job seekers and employers together in one place. Employers receive assistance finding candidates and screening prospective employees, and career seekers receive assistance in the following areas:
- One-on-One Career Counseling
- Job Search Strategies
- Access to Computer, Internet, Phone, Fax and Copier
- Resume Writing
- Computer and Skills Training
- Interview Workshops
- Financial Management
- Access to Community Resources
- Text Books, Bus Passes, and other Work Tools
- On-the-Job Training Opportunities
- Career Development and Job Leads
Whatever barriers to employment people face, Goodwill Southern California is ready to help. They believe in the transformative power of work and are deeply committed to helping individuals with barriers to employment secure sustainable employment and enjoy a greater sense of independence, dignity, purpose and pride.
At their WorkSource and Career Resource Centers, Goodwill provides individuals with no-cost career counseling, resume workshops, interview coaching, access to job search tools, referrals to advanced education courses and a broad spectrum of additional practical aids that help prepare them for the workforce and enable them to get back on their own two feet.
Individual challenges range from physical and developmental disabilities to other vocational obstacles, such as a teen who lacks work experience, or a mature worker whose job has been outsourced. Aided by training, education, new skills acquisition and career counseling and placement services, Goodwill helps thousands of individuals achieve career success every year.
Goodwill Southern California is a proud partner of WorkSource California, a network of workforce experts that leverage funding and resources throughout the region to provide job seekers and businesses with no-cost, high impact employment and training services. WorkSource California is an initiative of the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board and the Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services.
Goodwill Southern California was designated a top-rated job training and placement non-profit by GreatNonprofits.com. The list represents organizations that best exemplify a commitment to serving their community’s growing need for jobs in this economy.