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Goodwill Helps Put People to Work

The new Career Center inside Goodwill's Cartersville store is free and open to the public.

’s new Career Center, which is free and open to the public, has helped 75 people land jobs since it opened Aug. 9.

It’s a welcome addition to Cartersville and Bartow County, a community experiencing compared with other areas of the state, and the evolution of Goodwill to serve the community by being much more than a thrift store.

President Joe Frank Harris Jr. said those 75 jobs helped the Chamber’s reach its goal of lowering unemployment by 1 percentage point, or 500 jobs.

The center has computers with Internet connections, phones and fax machines, and a copier. It also provides assistance to job seekers through classes, job postings and fairs, and more.

Goodwill has partnered with the to provide northwest Georgia another tool to help put people back to work, and the Cartersville location will serve northwest Georgia.

It also has facilities, such as interview rooms, and assistance for companies wishing to hire employees.

Visit the center, located inside , during its open hours:

  • Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

This article is part of Dispatches: The Changing American Dream, our ongoing series about how people in Cartersville are adapting to the challenges of life in the 21st century.

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