Goodwill Industries Reopens its Brevard County Locations in Merritt Island and Palm Bay
By Space Coast Daily // May 22, 2020
Ninety cents of every dollar in revenue goes directly to support employment assistance
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened its Brevard County locations in Merrit island and Palm Bay.
By the end of May, the nonprofit will have rehired approximately 800 of the 1,000 Central Florida employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Goodwill’s mission is to ‘build lives that work,’ so we feel fortunate to not only reopen so many of our stores but also to rehire so many of our employees,” said Kim Praniewicz, senior director of marketing and communications.
“We’re grateful for the shoppers and donors who have already returned. Donations and store sales are imperative for our job connection services, which are much needed as unemployment rates continue to rise.”
Goodwill’s retail stores are the main source of funding for the organization’s employment services, which include career counseling, vocational training and job placement.
Ninety cents of every dollar in revenue goes directly to support employment assistance in Central Florida.
Goodwill operates two locations in Brevard, County:
■ 1550 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island
■ 1155 Malabar Road N.E., Palm Bay
All locations continue to operate under limited hours, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
New safety measures, such as one-way aisles, plexiglass partitions at the registers and limited shopper capacity, will be in place at all reopened stores.
In addition, employees will be wearing facemasks and gloves. Dressing rooms will be closed, and as a result, the return policy will be extended to 14 days.
Job-seekers can access all Job Connection Center resources and counseling online by emailing JobConnection@GoodwillCFL.org or calling 407-235-1541. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit GoodwillCFL.org
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