Goodwill's job centers help Oregonians find work

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, February 11, 2013

Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties is opening a fourth employment center to help boost the number of clients it helps find work. 700 clients reported to the agency that they found work last year.

[Goodwill’s director of human resources and work force development Rick] Kangail said the Mission’s 400 to 600 daily guests are “a huge population with needs to be served,” mentioning that it’s hard for the homeless guests to find a permanent place to live without first finding a job. Looking around the Mission facility, they decided to open the new center at the Community Service Hub, where Goodwill’s center will soon be joined by other agencies such as White Bird Clinic, St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Community Services, Goodwill Job Connections coordinator Caitlin Whitlow said.

The project was funded completely by donations received at Goodwill, Kangail said. He’s pleased that the idea came to fruition so quickly and said that probably wouldn’t have been the case if the center had needed federal or state grants.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}goodwill{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Balancing Act

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK

The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.


Read more...

Quake as metaphor

Linda Baker
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
071515-earthquakia-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


Read more...

5 questions for ImpactFlow CEO Tyler Foreman

The Latest
Thursday, August 13, 2015
impactflowthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland-based startup ImpactFlow recently announced a $5.7 million funding round. CEO and co-founder Tyler Foreman talks about matching businesses with nonprofits, his time at Intel and the changing face of philanthropy.


Read more...

Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


Read more...

Photo Log: Waterfront Blues Festival

The Latest
Thursday, July 09, 2015
bluesfestthumbBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger.  About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.


Read more...

Light Reading

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Ask any college student: Textbook prices have skyrocketed out of control. Online education startup Lumen Learning aims to bring them down to earth.


Read more...

Downtime with Debra Ringold

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS