MAKING LAS VEGAS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
Goodwill puts Southern Nevadans back to work
The high unemployment rate is front and center this political season. Video by ktnv.com
One local group -- Goodwill of Southern Nevada -- is helping the unemployed find jobs in today's tough economy. Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The high unemployment rate is front and center this political season. But while the politiicans argue over who is to blame, Goodwill of Southern Nevada went to work finding people jobs. It's why this organization makes Las Vegas a better place to live.
Steve Olson is an industrial equipment mechanic. He's using Goodwill's Career Connections Center to find a job.
Olson says, "Without Goodwill, you just don't have the resources. They give you computers, help with prepping resume, they help get you your appointment. It's a resource you can't live without."
Olson hopes to be one of the 1,400 people Goodwill has placed in jobs this year. But executives with this non-profit say they can help even more.
Elizabeth McDaniels is Director of Mission Services at Goodwill. She says, "It's exciting because the truth is we can still help a lot of people. We've helped 1,400 but a lof of people still don't understand what we do. So it's important to get the word out to let people know we are here to assist them in their job search."
Goodwill is a rare organization because it doesn't ask for your money to fund it's programs. It just needs your gently used things. You clean out your closets, and they sell your stuff in one of their retail stores. They use the money to help people find careers.
Goodwill is one of five non-profits that will benefit from you cleaning out your closets THIS Saturday at the Community Day of Sharing
. Just go to any Albertsons or Save-on and drop off clothes, furniture, or non-perishable food items. The organizations will share the donations.