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Goodwill Serves Community and Gives Workers Hands On Experience

Goodwill Serves Community and Gives Workers Hands On Experience

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Nancy McCarrell began her career making sandwiches but now she's well on her way to fulfilling her culinary dream. McCarrell was on disability for her Arthritis and was out of work. She was driving by Goodwill on Haywood Road in Greenville when she noticed a job connection sign and decided to apply for a job.

She soon learned she wasn't just applying for a job but she was getting a head start on a career she'd always wanted.

"It was such a great opportunity and everyone was so nice and positive," said McCarrell. She explains she is working toward going to culinary school in the future.

Goodwill Job Connection allows anyone to visit their facilities on Haywood road to take advantage of a number of programs. In McCarrell's case, she chose food services, went through a week long training session, and then began getting real life experience serving customers at Subway.

Goodwill in Greenville is the first store to partner with a board member and buy a Subway store. Their employees get paid more than $7 an hour and work regular job hours.

"It's a great opportunity to earn a certificate and demonstrate the skills with the job at the end," aid Becky Godbey, Vice President of Career Development Services at Goodwill. She said the employees learn how store food, market food, serve food and keep it safe for customers.

Workers also learn to work with co-workers and learn communication skills, how to work with money, and how to develop a resume.

"It gives them a leg up when they enter the job market and apply for something else in the food services industry, as opposed to someone coming in with no experience," said Godbey.

The Subway also delivers to anyone within a 25 mile radius and will cater orders with 6 hours of advanced notice.

Call 864-627-9840 to schedule catering services.

Information sessions are held Fridays at 9am at 115 Haywood Road in Greenville.

Visit Goodwill online for more.

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