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Goodwill aiding jobless at new center

Photos courtesy Goodwill Industries Staff and guests from various agencies gather at last Wednesday ’s ribboncutting ceremony for new Goodwill Industries job counseling center in Harrison.

Photos courtesy Goodwill Industries
Staff and guests from various agencies gather at last Wednesday ’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Goodwill Industries job counseling center in Harrison.

 

HARRISON –

In response to a still sluggish job market, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ Inc. has opened a Career Counseling and Learning Center at its Harrison headquarters, 400 Supor Blvd., second floor.

The center is being financed with a grant from the BNY Mellon Foundation.

The facility will offer free career guidance and online computer training to individuals who are jobless, looking for a job, want to re-enter the job market or advance in their existing career.

Those seeking assistance are invited to register by calling 973-481-2300 or email CCLC@goodwillnynj.org.

William J. Forrester, president and CEO of the New York-New Jersey Goodwill, said: “We are grateful for this award from BNY Mellon Foundation and for this partnership that will support New Jersey residents.”

The center’s hours of operation will be: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Services include: online learning for typing and Office suite, resume building, interview preparation, oneon- one career counseling, career development workshops, effective job search skills, networking technique and using social media for job search.

–Ron Leir

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