Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region will open a new 29,000 sq. ft. Outlet store with connected distribution and recycling center in Olympia next month, bringing additional job training resources to the capital area.
The 15-county nonprofit agency aims to reach 9,500 people with education, job training and placement assistance in 2015, with nearly 2,700 of those being offered office, culinary, barista, catering, retail, custodial, warehouse, transportation/logistics construction and other careers thanks to partnerships with more than 1,200 companies across Washington.
This regional Goodwill agency also will work to develop and test career job training, education and placement programs such as the new Youth Education and Employment Services (YE2S) effort and Goodwill’s Retail Transitionary Workforce Program.
Five new board members were named by the organization: Donna Albers, Albers & Co.; Christopher Algeo, KeyBank; Jamey Balousek, Marine Ventures Inc.; Adam Small, Simpson Lumber Co. and Brig. Gen. John Tuohy of Washington Air National Guard. Frank Scoggins, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, was named chair-elect to replace Don Johnson at year-end.