Goodwill and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Partner to Put People to Work!

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Leadership Team

The auditorium at Ohio Valley Goodwill’s corporate headquarters in the village of Woodlawn was bustling with dozens of young adults seeking employment on Tuesday, September 26th. The job-seekers were there to be part of the Job Seeking Skills Training event presented by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and hosted in partnership with Goodwill. The day-long training event was designed to prepare job seekers for an Employer Showcase and Job Fair taking place on October 3rd at the Sharonville Convention Center which will offer them the chance to present themselves to local employers.


The Job Seeking Skills Training focused on what employers are looking for and helped attendees work on putting together their resumes, research current job openings and develop a 60-second elevator speech about their skills and abilities. Ohio Valley Goodwill’s award-winning Employment Services team works in partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) helping job seekers to find employment situations which match their skills, interests and abilities. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 1000 people to obtain employment in the Greater Cincinnati community and has been recognized as an outstanding provider of services and is Employment First certified.

The Employer Showcase and Job Fair held at Sharonville Convention Center welcomed more than 60 employers to the fifth annual event on October 3rd including Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. Dozens of excited job seekers were on hand to present themselves to prospective employers and apply for open positions. “Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is very pleased to sponsor this important annual Job Fair to help match individuals looking for employment with area employers,” said Mark Fay, OOD Southwest Ohio Regional Manager. “We are grateful to Goodwill and our other employers and partners for their support and participation,” added Fay.

Goodwill Employment Services team members were busy supporting job-seekers as they applied for the many position openings available. “Goodwill is grateful to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities for their coordination of the Employer Showcase and Job Fair which offers a wonderful opportunity for job seekers to introduce themselves to potential new employers who are eager to fill their workforce needs with reliable employees,” said Matt Burnheimer, Employment Services Supervisor.

To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Employment Services, visit www.goodwillemploymentservices.com Our most sincere thanks to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities for their sponsorship of the 2017 Job Fair and major congratulations to all of this year’s prospective new community employees!

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