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Goodwill opens new Career Center in Warner Robins

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia in Warner Robins has opened a new Career Center and donation drive-thru as part of a transition that will serve retail customers from other nearby locations.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the upgraded site at 306 Russell Parkway, according to a release.

The former Job Connection and donation drive-through at 2209 Moody Road closed in mid-November. All employees are being transferred to other Goodwill retail stores.

The new site will provide greater opportunities for career-advancement services to Middle Georgia residents. Initially, it will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The adjacent Goodwill donation drive-thru will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Goodwill’s other three Warner Robins-area retail training stores, including the retail store and Last Chance! outlet store at 2823 Watson Blvd., and the Lake Joy store at 1111 Ga. 96 in Kathleen, will continue to provide resale shopping for Goodwill’s customers.

“As Goodwill continues to focus on providing more professional career services to an increasing number of individuals seeking employment and career advancement opportunities, we’re honored to be able to upgrade to newer, more accessible facilities for the greater Warner Robins community,” James Stiff, president of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, said in the statement. “In Houston County alone, Goodwill Industries has served more than 20,000 individuals, placing nearly 4,000 in competitive employment.”

More than 85 cents of every dollar of Goodwill revenue underwrites job training and placement services within the agency’s 35-county service delivery area. For more information go to www.goodwillworks.org.

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