Goodwill Helping Job Seekers Get Back to Work in 2018

Annual Job Fair Event Scheduled for Early January

NORTH GEORGIA – Starting on Monday, January 8, 2018, Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a series of job fairs throughout the week, opening its doors to thousands of job seekers who are looking for a job or a better job in the new year. Each of the nonprofit’s 13 career centers will host a multi-employer job fair, and events will take place in addition to each center’s regularly scheduled workshops and job readiness offerings.     

“We know that many people start off the new year with aspirations to improve their lives,” says Elaine Armstrong, vice president of marketing. “We’re here to help anyone who wants to find a job, a better job, or even learn new skills.” 

For more than five years now, Goodwill has started the year by helping to jump start the careers of people across North Georgia. This is one of the largest multi-employer, multi-location jobs fairs of the year, and organizers are hopeful that anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 job seekers will attend.

More than 100 employers, including companies such as  Lowes, Cobb County School District, and the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will be in attendance actively hiring and recruiting staff. Goodwill encourages attendees to pre-register for the job fairs at - its online job search and career development site.

Goodwill uses the money from its donated goods program to fund its career centers and a variety of job training programs and employment services. A list of participating employers along with dates, times, and locations of the job fairs can be found online at   

About Goodwill

The mission of Goodwill of North Georgia is to put people to work. The nonprofit has provided services in the region for more than 90 years. In fiscal year 2017, Goodwill of North Georgia provided job training and employment services to 52,485 people and helped 24,188 people find jobs or start new businesses. The organization currently operates 60 stores and about 58 attended donation centers. Revenues generated from Goodwill’s retail program help fund job training and placement programs. For more information about Goodwill of North Georgia, visit