GREENVILLE — The Greenville Goodwill Store is honoring its veterans in the community with special military displays and items for sale.
The special display, which has been taking place for at least seven years, went on exhibit Monday and many of the items will be available for sale to the public beginning on Wednesday.
“This year, it’s special as many of the things are from World War II,” said Store Manager Sandra King. “All of the donations have been made by local citizens of Darke County. Goodwill has programs to put veterans to work.”
The sale, King said, will last through the end of the month.
In addition, information about the Veterans and Employers Connection Program, a service of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, will be available at the store at this time.
Its Veterans and Employers Connection (“The Connection”) program, according to its website, pairs the unique skills of military service members with the rising demand for a skilled, competent workforce. Veterans learn to showcase their existing skill sets, while employers find an untapped source of talent and dedication.
It is for veterans who have a wide variety of experiences, challenges and employment needs ranging from entry-level work to those seeking professional, skilled trades or managerial positions. The Connection’s definition of a veteran is broad: Anyone who has worn the uniform of the United States military including current or former Reservists or Guard members, and those who are currently transitioning or preparing to transition from service.
“We are committed to coordinating the very broad array of resources in the Miami Valley available to veterans in a manner that minimizes bureaucracy and frustration and maximizes results,” a spokesperson said.
The reasons to employ veterans are compelling and interest from employers to do so is strong. But there are challenges. The vast majority of employers don’t have a good grasp about effective resources available to help them find qualified veteran job candidates. The Veterans and Employers Connection is here to help. We understand critical needs related to hiring and successfully employing veterans.
“To meet these needs, we’ve formed a community-based alliance that brings the resources in the Miami Valley together to address the fundamental challenges for veterans and employers – in many cases, two pieces of the same puzzle,” the spokesperson concluded.
For more information, call 937-528-6333.
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