HopInTop Internet Marketing recently partnered with the Goodwill of North Georgia to implement a ‘Dress for Success Day’ during Goodwill Industries Week. HopInTop also donated $1,000 to the nonprofit, which allowed the Goodwill® to use the money to purchase fifty $20 gift cards for job seekers who attended one of the nine job fairs that took place at its career centers during Goodwill Industries Week. The culminating event took place on May 9th, 2014 at Goodwill® located in the Northeast Plaza on Buford Highway in Atlanta, GA.
During the event, HopInTop presented six of the 50 gift cards to job seekers who were recently hired during the Goodwill Week Job Fair. One of the recipients, Reginald Tate, was asked if HopInTop could follow him as he picked out clothes for his upcoming first day of work. Mr. Tate was able to pick out a brand new sport coat, dress shirt, dress pants, as well as a new pair of work boots, and was absolutely thrilled.
Every day, thousands of men and women are faced with various obstacles that interfere with finding employment to earn a livable income and support their families. Sometimes the people who go through the career services center are facing a lack of education, job training, limited skills or a disability that hinders their opportunities for employment. But with the support of people like you who donate and shop at the Goodwill locations, they are able to overcome those barriers. Goodwill gives people the tools they need, but most importantly deserve to find a job or career, which will allow them to support themselves and their families.
The Goodwill Career Centers have 9 locations spanning across North Georgia and has employed over 800 happy candidates in jobs all over the region. The nonprofit offers free resources and various programs for youth, veterans, people with disabilities, and people with limited financial resources. Below, is a list of opportunities provided by the career centers:
Goodwill posts weekly listings of local job openings (often not found in the newspaper) to help connect job seekers with employment opportunities. They will also help locate other resources, including those on the web. Job fairs are also held once a month at various locations around the region.
Goodwill offers job seekers free use of computers with Internet access and résumé writing software.
Free phones are available for use to arrange appointments and facilitate communication with employers.
The resource center offers materials to help job seekers prepare for and secure employment, as well as information about community training.
Interview tips, coaching, and other resources designed to help job seekers stand out in front of potential employers.
HopInTop believes in giving back, especially to the community that has embraced the company. The Dress for Success Day showcased that HopInTop is a company you can count on, not only for internet marketing, but for your philanthropic needs. What a success!