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Former RR Donnelley and WestPoint Home employees to speak about their job search, Goodwill services

Biddeford – Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will host a holiday recognition event for participants of the York County Jobs Alliance (YCJA) on Tuesday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event will be held at the Goodwill Biddeford Workforce Solutions Center, in Park One Eleven, 407 Alfred Road, Suite 102, in Biddeford.

The YCJA is a service offered by the Goodwill Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford.  The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month and is open to Goodwill clients residing in York County.  The meetings provide a welcoming space for sharing ideas about employment through open discussion, networking and support.  Each meeting features a guest speaker from the local business and professional community, who offer career exploration tools and feedback to job seekers’ questions.  Past presenters include individuals from the Maine Department of Labor, Bonney Staffing, Southern Maine Medical Center, TD Bank, Northern York County YMCA, and University College in Saco.

Clients who have attended at least six meetings in the past year will receive certificates of recognition.  Ronald Burk, a former worker at RR Donnelley and Linda Chretien, a former worker at WestPoint Home, will be speaking about how Goodwill Workforce Solutions and the York County Jobs Alliance have assisted their job search.  Over 50 York County residents have attended YCJA meetings since the program began in April, 2010.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 77-year history of providing innovative services that eliminate barriers to opportunity and help people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.  Last year, we served over 80,000 individuals through job training and placement, career counseling, family strengthening services, youth employment opportunities, brain injury programs, and other community support services for people with disabilities.  Our programs are funded by revenue from our 25 retail stores, grants, fees, and financial gifts.  Please visit www.goodwillnne.org for more information.

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