This past Friday, September 30, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont unveiled our new Job Connection and GoodWork Staffing offices in Gastonia, now located at 116 Armstrong Street. We hosted a grand opening attended by our team members, community partners and members of the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce, including Interim President/CEO, Fred Padgett.
The new location has added several benefits for our clients, including the expansion from two classrooms at our former location to four classrooms at our new location. The new location also includes an area for forklift training and certifications in the future, as well as additional office spaces for our community partners. AT&T, which provides Gigabit fiber-based services in Gaston County, will offer digital literacy curriculum at this location this fall, free for participants through AT&T’s generous $10,000 contribution to Goodwill towards digital inclusion.
“We’re pleased to have relocated our offices in Gastonia to help us better address the needs of those we serve,” said Robin Carson, Senior Vice President of Employment Services at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “We sought out a location that provided greater accessibility for our clients, specifically in regards to those who rely on bus transportation, and we’ve certainly found that convenience and visibility here.”
The mission of Goodwill is about more than getting people a job, it’s about helping to secure family sustaining employment so that individuals can build a foundation for the future. Our Job Connection locations in Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill serve as resource centers for individuals needing assistance in all aspects of the job search process, including hiring opportunities, job fairs, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and career counseling.
Each Job Connection is equipped with Goodwill team members to assist job seekers with accessing technology, workshops or classes for the job search. Partner agencies that will have a monthly presence at the new location include Gaston College, Gaston Family Health Services and Gaston County Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
GoodWork Staffing is our full-service nonprofit staffing division that matches clients seeking meaningful employment with careers in the fields of light industrial, administrative, clerical, customer service and management. GoodWork Staffing offers a variety of services for business clients including temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, outsourcing, executive recruiting, on-site management and payroll services at its four locations in Charlotte, Gastonia, Concord and Rock Hill. Proceeds from the revenue generated by GoodWork Staffing fund Goodwill’s job training and employment services free of charge.
We hope you will come visit us in our new location soon, open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.