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Pittsburgh, April 28, 2015 – Goodwill is holding its first-ever Food Service Industry “Application Fair” on Friday, May 8, 10am to 3pm. The Application Fair, hosted by the Agency’s Lawrenceville WORKS! program, will be held at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center (WDC), 118 52nd Street in Lawrenceville.
The entire event is free and open to the public and no preregistration is required. Job seekers should come prepared to fill out applications, and bring contact info for references and past experience. Applications will be made available for open positions at various Lawrenceville-area restaurants including Eat’n Park, Franktuary, Giant Eagle/GetGo, Gus’s Café, Kaleidoscope Café and Pesaro’s Pizza.
Goodwill SWPA is holding the Food Service Industry Application Fair as a part of “Goodwill Week.” Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill agencies across the U.S. and Canada celebrate the power of work with special events, job fairs and promotions.
“This is a great opportunity for area residents to utilize our Lawrenceville WORKS! program and take advantage of job opening at local restaurants,” said Ella Holsinger, Vice President of Human Services. “We are glad to provide this unique Goodwill week event to help connect people to jobs.”
Lawrenceville WORKS! aims to reduce unemployment in the Lawrenceville area by linking residents to job-training and employment services. The initiative is a partnership between Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, UPMC Health Plan, Duquesne Light, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
More information about the Food Service Industry Application Fair and Lawrenceville Works! can be found at: www.goodwillswpa.org/lawrenceville-works.
About Goodwill SWPA
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a diversified human service agency that is supported, in part, by its network of retail stores and other nonprofit businesses. It serves all of southwestern Pennsylvania and manages several affiliate units and special-purpose entities, including Goodwill of Fayette County; Goodwill of North Central West Virginia; Goodwill Commercial Services, Inc.; and Goodwill Housing. Goodwill SWPA operates 31 retail stores and several other businesses to help fund programs and to provide job training and related services to help clients overcome various barriers to employment. It has over 1,100 employees and in 2014 provided services to over 53,000 individuals.