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NEWTON, NC - The Goodwill Career Center recently opened in the Newton area. Following a needs assessment, the organization determined that veterans, among other groups, were in need of help to find jobs.

“What we’re going to be able to do here that’s different from everybody else," said Malla Vue, Hickory Area Director, Goodwill. "Is that we are going actually have job developers that go into the community and help find jobs and talk to the employers, specifically, so that we can match the clients comes through here to those specific jobs."

Vue says there were already employment programs in the area, but not focused on veterans.

"When this center opened up, we were just the right fit at the right time," he said.

Veterans agree.

“Being a Military veteran, I believe in what they’re doing here because so many of the veterans coming back now and in the past are looking for employment," said Lucille Grandmaison, World War II veteran. "We need a facility like this in order to help them.”

Goodwill has partnered with outside organizations, like Catawba Valley Community College, to offer training to clients. The hope is that the classes will help job seekers gain an edge in the job market."

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