Posted October 9, 2013
A grand-opening date of Oct. 18 is scheduled for the 18,000 square-foot retail store at 546 Plaza Drive.
David Takats, director of fund development and marketing for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, said the store will look to hire roughly 12 to 15 employees to start, with more possibly being added as business grows.
The new location will not only add jobs via the new retail location, but Takats said it will also provide external job opportunities for people with "barriers to employment" like having physical and mental disabilities, welfare issues, being a veteran or "wounded warrior" or even being elderly.
"Goodwill's whole mission is to get people with those employment barriers the jobs they need," he said. "We not only hire them into the store, but we get them hired out into the public."