Free Job Search Classes Provided by Goodwill and Marvin Memorial Library

SHELBY, Ohio — Feb. 5, 2014 —Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has partnered with Marvin Memorial Library to offer free job search classes.  The classes will cover topics such as identifying skills, job search tips, resume writing, interview skills and other soft skills.

“We are offering the Job Sense classes free as a community service; and participants can join at any time during the sessions,” said Kelley Bush, director of mission services, Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties.  “Goodwill understands having a job creates the economic energy that builds strong families and communities as well as builds self-confidence.  These classes are a part of our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

Job Sense Class Details
Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19 and classes begin again in March
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Marvin Memorial Library, 29 West Whitney Avenue, Shelby, OH  44875
Cost: Free
Register: Visit the library or call the front desk at 419-347-5576
Presenter: Jacquie Walker, job development specialist, Goodwill

Mission Services
In Ashland and Richland Counties, Goodwill provides the following services: job training, vocational evaluations, situational assessments, work experience programs, job coaching as well as placement services for both job seekers and employers.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International, and a United Way agency in Summit County. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Contact:    Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519