More Than 9,000 Job Seekers Assisted By Goodwill in 2013

AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 24, 2014 — In 2013 Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,004 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: soft skills training,  job training programs, financial coaching, job placement and work experience programs.  The agency will formally present 2013 service numbers at its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

“We take pride in our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We continually look for ways to increase and improve the services Goodwill offers to help individuals become more successful in relation to their employment goals.”

 Key Figures

  • Served 9,004 individuals
  • Placed 489 individuals in positions at area businesses
  • Provided 247 program participants with valuable training and work experience within Goodwill’s Retail and Contract Services operations

Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions Event Details
Please join Event Chairs, Kim and Charles Schreckenberger, as the agency honors successful program participants and recognizes businesses that have partnered with Goodwill to provide skills training opportunities, hired Goodwill graduates, or used the agency’s services to help recruit qualified applicants.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time:  5:00 p.m. Networking
6:00 p.m. Program
Location: Portage Country Club, 240 North Portage Path, Akron, OH  44303
Tickets: $30 each
Register: or by calling 330-724-6995

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