The transition from suspending work at the Career Centers to offering only virtual career services was no easy task. The team had to adjust to the way they provide services, in addition to the adjustment of working from home. Through teamwork and personal leadership, the group successfully transitioned to virtual services and continue to make a difference.
Since March 17th, the Career Services team has reached out to 7,023 job seekers, held 1143 one-on-one virtual coaching sessions, and placed 7 people into immediate employment. Our workshop coordinator turned actress, Stephanie, scripted and shot 5 career readiness workshops which are now posted on YouTube. Additional workshops will be added in the next few weeks.
Our job developer, Colette, has established 56 new employer relationships since March 17th and is working with them to share their job openings. Colette also distributes all new job openings each week to our staff, giving career coaches the information needed to refer job seekers.
Our Google classroom launched online, which organized all of Goodwill’s workshops, resources, and training opportunities in one convenient place. Lindsay and Bryan, Team Member Coaches, led the effort to consolidate these resources to an easy to access site.
Finally, our Veteran Integration Program team, continues to support veterans and spouses, ensuring that Veterans are able to continue training and that supportive services such as bus passes and clothing vouchers are issued. We are incredibly proud of our Career Services team for making the adjustment to virtual work so quickly so we can continue to help the community during this difficult time.