Unemployment has reached the highest level since the Great Depression

Steve Preston, CEO of Goodwill Industries International, speaks about how his company is working to help communities find job resources and get Americans back to work.
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And in Tacoma pandemic the unemployment rate as we know has skyrocketed to the highest it's been in over ninety years. Since the air of the Great Depression leaving so many wondering where to even begin picking up the pieces we'll some organizations are helping communities. Find a job resource is they need to get started once again and one of those is Goodwill Industries International here to tell us more about it is CEO. Steve Preston is deep thanks for being with us right now so with so many people. Dealing with unemployment how how is good will helping communities find job resource is right now. Right now. A great way for people to begin their journey is to come to us. More you find any number resources. And I went people who three X number one you can actually search for local job in your area in even slide for. He billions is actually are indeed I don't work are harsh and this is Jerry critical during this time because a lot of people are beginning. Secondly. You can get valuable training skills online everything from. The work force fuels all in specific tactical skills digital. And even how the rating resonates. In the third thing you can do is on one you can find your local. During needy career center right down the road from natural you can get people wondered why or virtual. Find out more specifically our couriers. Eighty get a job. And others or cheap so there's a whole lot of ways we can help people churn. And tell us how people are able to access and news the work resources that goodwill is providing. So if you if you contact your local goodwill. In many cases listeners are beginning to open seat can actually economy and meet 11 job or gators. Or not semifinal percent of our meeting people virtually. In over thirty million people a year my group got work actually take classes we have and millions of people online classes that are nearest specifically related to the jobs that. It's here or. People to understand that this fuels you needed for your last job may not be this heals you for your next job. Yeah that's so important to remember also something that we all know is that goodwill. There's probably best known for allocating donations providing goods for those in need and so a lot of us. While we've been in lockdown had used that opportunity to clean out our closets in our homes a what's the best connected now. For them to donate those collected items to your stores. Great question. About two thirds of our stores are open in every day receive more there's open based on the scene you can bring those donations to us and and we will be accepting them cross and didn't soar if you're shopper it's also a terrific time shop has all of those donations are come. And senators is great aren't great treasures now that you mention everyone does she. Actually go OTV. In you're. While we certainly applaud all of the efforts you are making for all of those people in need Steve Preston thank you so much for your time today. You.

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