The COVID-19 public health crisis has created an economic and a workforce crisis that has left more than 42 million Americans suddenly facing employment uncertainty. Those finding themselves suddenly unemployed may not know where to turn. Fortunately, there are a myriad of resources available to assist people with building careers, job training and community outreach. For example, local Goodwill® organizations have helped people find jobs and build their skills for the past 118 years, including after World Wars, recessions and other catastrophic events. During the current crisis, the leading workforce provider in North America, has pledged to continue assisting local communities by helping people learn new job skills, particularly in the digital space, in order to build their careers and help them care for themselves and their families.
On Monday, June 29, Goodwill Industries International’s President and CEO Steve Preston will be available to share how people who are currently unemployed can utilize their local outlet’s employment resources. He can discuss how Goodwill, as a nonprofit, is committed to help those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and how working together can build an economy that will strengthen local communities and put people back to work.