By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Goodwill Store opens new store in Snellville with Grand Opening including Snellville Mayor, Council, and Community Leaders

Goodwill Store opens new store in Snellville
By Staff Reports

Snellville– Goodwill of North Georgia, which provides employment services to more than 40,000 North Georgians each year, celebrated the grand opening of its new Snellville store on August 7, 2014. The event marked the opening of Goodwill of North Georgia’s 49th store in operation, the second in Snellville.

Snellville Goodwill storeWith nearly 110 attendees, the new Snellville store brought together community and business leaders and excited shoppers for the announcement. Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz and City Council Members Bobby Howard and Barbara Bender were in attendance for the occasion. This store is the second of six new stores and career training centers Goodwill of North Georgia is slated to open this fiscal year, following the opening of its first Dawsonville store on July 17th.  

Staying true to its mission, Goodwill of North Georgia offers job-search resources, helps with writing professional résumés and cover letters, provides access to employment opportunities, and delivers hands-on skills training. In addition, the organization offers job seekers free use of computers with internet access and résumé writing software.  Goodwill also offers interview tips and coaching with resources that are designed to help job seekers stand out in front of potential employers. In 2013 alone, Goodwill of North Georgia has helped more than 11,000 people in North Georgia find jobs and provided job training and job-placement services to an additional 29,000.

Located at 2340 Ronald Reagan Parkway, near the intersection of Ronald Reagan Parkway and GA Hwy 124, the store includes about 12,000 square feet of sales floor space. This includes clothing, furniture, books and other household items.  

“We are thrilled to further extend our mission into Snellville with the opening of our second store in this city,” said Elaine Armstrong, Director of Public Relations for Goodwill of North Georgia. “Each time you make a donation or a purchase, you help us achieve our mission of connecting more North Georgians to work.” 

Proceeds from the sale of donated goods will help support a variety of job training programs and employment services. “Goodwill of North Georgia recognizes that every day thousands of men and women face barriers that make it difficult for them to find work and earn a paycheck to support their families. This can be due to lack of training or education, limited job skills, or even disability. However, with the support of loyal donors and shoppers like you, we can make the world a better place and overcome those barriers,” said Raymond Bishop, President and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia.  
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