Nearly 9,400 Job Seekers Assisted by Goodwill in 2014

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AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 28, 2015 — In 2014 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,381 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview preparation; skill identification; work experience opportunities; skills training, as well as job coaching, development and placement. These services were made possible through the generous donations of treasures received from nearly 444,000 donors and one million Goodwill shoppers that support the mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. The agency will formally present 2014 service numbers at its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

“We take pride in our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment,” said Gregory Morton, vice president, mission services & public relations, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We continually look for ways to increase and improve the services Goodwill offers to help individuals become more successful in relation to their employment goals.”

Key Figures

  • Served 9,381 individuals
  • Placed 341 individuals in positions at area businesses
  • Provided 460 individuals with valuable training and work experience within Goodwill’s Retail and Contract Services operations, including 239 in work experience programing and 221 youth program participants

Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions Event Details
Please join Event Chairs, Kim and Charles Schreckenberger, as the agency honors successful program participants during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m. Networking/6:00 p.m. Program

Location: Portage Country Club, 240 North Portage Path, Akron, OH  44303

Tickets: $30 each

Register: or by calling 330-724-6995

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


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