$10 million Goodwill store and career center to open soon

Pictured is an image of the Goodwill store donation center in Sandy Springs. Goodwill of North Georgia will open its new 38,000 square-foot store and career center at 2160 Metropolitan Parkway April 21.

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Pictured is an image of the Goodwill store donation center in Sandy Springs. Goodwill of North Georgia will open its new 38,000 square-foot store and career center at 2160 Metropolitan Parkway April 21.

Goodwill of North Georgia will open its new 38,000-square-foot store and career center at 2160 Metropolitan Parkway on April 21.

The facility will be located in a new $10 million building where Goodwill expects to employ 50 full-time and five part-time employees.

The organization estimates half of an estimated 8,000 annual career center visitors will gain employment.

Goodwill was awarded a $712,000 grant in March from Invest Atlanta – the economic development agency for the city of Atlanta – to help provide free job training and certifications at the new career center, a statement said.

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The Metropolitan Parkway location will provide free use of computers and train people for jobs in technology, supply chain management, transportation logistics for commercial driving, construction, retail and customer service, and more.

“As we put the finishing touches on the new site, our hope is to become part of the fabric of the community and become a catalyst for transformation in south Atlanta,” CEO Keith Parker said. “We want to provide the necessary resources and access to those resources that will help the community thrive.”

Profits from sales at Goodwill of North Georgia’s 68 stores are used to fund 14 career centers located across the region.

The organization reports that in 2021, Goodwill overall served nearly 50,000 job seekers in coaching and training, helping more than 24,000 get hired.

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