Goodwill®, Salvation Army Join Forces to Jump Start Careers in Augusta, GA

Augusta mayor speaks at Job Connection openingGoodwill® and the Salvation Army both work toward a common goal of helping people in their communities access the resources and opportunities they need to become self-sufficient.

When deciding to open its first satellite office in the Augusta area, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA’s Job Connectionsm chose the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center to work closely with other community resources and to help serve new clients.  The Kroc Center’s First Stop Family Service Center is a facility where people in need can receive assistance through a partnership of social service organizations such as Goodwill Industries.

“It seems abundantly wise to partner with this excellent charity to help low wealth individuals transition from jobs to careers and onto a full ownership of the American Dream,” said the local Goodwill’s President and CEO Jim Stiff.

“One of the benefits we anticipate by opening this Job Connection is the ability to serve new clients in downtown Augusta and the surrounding neighborhoods. By partnering with the Kroc Center, we hope to provide our comprehensive range of career services to more clients than ever before.”

Job Connection services include career counseling, résumé prep, job search assistance, customized training, access to computers for education and career development use, and more. More than 10 free weekly classes are offered on a variety of topics.

Individuals can also benefit from the agency’s brokerage services to partners who provide supportive services including education, transportation, child care, credit counseling and housing.

Check out video from the Job Connection’s opening.