Goodwill's Labor Day Revenue to Fund Job Training for Felons, Disabled
Goodwill in Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Shoppers at Goodwill stores in central Virginia this Labor Day Weekend not only get deep discounts, but they're also helping the organization's job training programs.
Some revenue from the Labor Day summer sale goes toward programs to give disabled workers or former felons job readiness training.
The manager of the Goodwill on Route 29 and Rio Road in Albemarle County says she has had great success with the six employees she's hired for her store.
“It's an opportunity for those people that might have limited opportunities to develop some work skills, there are also job training classes, interview courses, all kinds of things that they do and they also work with government agencies to coordinate all of that,” Goodwill manager Alissa Reeves said.
Shoppers can support those programs through the "Buy One Get One Free Sale" all weekend.
Most Goodwill stores in central Virginia will be open on Labor Day.
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