Goodwill of Central Florida recruiting workers as the need for their services grows

A Central Florida non-profit organization is trying to do its part to reduce the number of Floridians filing for unemployment.

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida held two recruiting events in Clermont and West Melbourne Wednesday.

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Participating job-seekers were given on-the-spot interviews for available positions ranging from the warehouse to the storefront.

“We had people ready with resumes in hand,” said Desi Pappas of Goodwill Industries. “We’re getting people in and interviewed and hoping to hire as many people as possible.”

Pappas says they also have supervisor positions to fill in customer service.

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Recent analysis by watchdog Florida Taxwatch shows the state’s labor force will continue to face issues as the pandemic lingers, particularly in the tourism sector which includes retail, leisure, and hospitality, and whose recovery lags well behind other fields.

With hiring events like the ones they hosted Wednesday, Goodwill wants to make sure Central Floridians who are still looking for work know to look to them.

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“The Goodwill mission is to build lives that work,’ Pappas says. “We want to get people to work.”

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There will be two more hiring events on March 10 in Volusia and Lake Counties. They’ll run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodwill locations in Orange City and Leesburg.

To see a list of available jobs and apply online before attending one of the events, click here.