Archive for Employment & Job Training

SO Goodwill reopens week of May 11

A Letter to the Community from Shae Johns, President/CEO Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries For the first time since March 23, Southern Oregon Goodwill is open to shoppers, donors, and job seekers — operating under an abundance of caution and diligence with new safety procedures. On Monday, May 11, six retail stores will reopen in our […]

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Donations going to work on the frontline at Asante medical centers

How Goodwill serves the community starts with the generous contributions of clothing and household items to sell and raise funds to employment-based programs. In times of the COVID-19 pandemic, donations are going to work on the front line at local hospitals. Earlier this week, we received a special request for scrubs for the health care […]

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Resources for internet and technology for job seekers

Low-cost phones and internet options to assist job search A known challenge for job seekers is the inequity of access to internet and technology tools for people who live in rural areas or are unable to pay for popular phone or internet plans. Below are some options that may fit your situation. Smartphones LifeLine is […]

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Posted in: Education & Learning, Employment & Job Training

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Grow with Google Event Kicks off Digital Skills Curriculum

SO Goodwill® Digital Skills Program Launches Southern Oregon Goodwill partnered with Google to hold a free #GrowwithGoogle digital skills training event in Medford on Tuesday, October 29. Hosted at the Jackson County Library Medford branch due to the class size, 57 participants used laptops and tablets for hands-on Google tools training for job search and business applications. […]

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Final Job Fair & Interview-Palooza of 2019 Media Coverage

Local media showed heavy coverage for the final job fair of the season on Monday, October 7, taking place in Medford at the Regional Headquarters. KOBI-TV NBC5, KAJO-AM, KMVU-FOX, KTVL-CBS, KDRV-ABC spread the coverage between evening, 11 pm and morning shows. Participating employers included Cartwright’s Market, ESS SubDesk (school employment), Express Employment Professionals, First Student […]

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Grants Pass Job Fair Media Coverage

Grants Pass-based radio station, KLDR, posted and announced the September 19, 2019 Job Fair, which saw approximately 55 job seekers attend.   The Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce also posted the event in their weekly and monthly email newsletters:   The Daily Courier also published an article in the newspaper and online also on Wednesday, […]

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Interview-Paloozas & Job Fairs

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events We’re offering new events for job seekers called “Interview-Palooza”, which kick off in Ashland at the Job Connection on August 15. These free interview-skills workshops are aimed to help anyone who needs help in improving their interview skills and other things like verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as clothing […]

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KDRV Features Partnership with Garrison’s Home

KDRV-Newswatch 12’s, Adam Schumes, stopped by the Garrison’s Home showroom in Central Point as the company was honored for its partnership with Southern Oregon Goodwill. Owner, Brian Garrison, and Garrison’s employee/Goodwill client, Travis Green, were both unable to make it the Stories Behind the Store Celebration event in May so they held a private event […]

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