Goodwill Extends Free Career Support to Evening Hours

Aug 25, 2020

clock with day and night concept with sun and moonSPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS… Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries has extended its Career Services support to evening hours throughout its central Illinois territory. During this time of high unemployment many individuals are in need of career guidance, skill development, computer training, help with unemployment claims, and overall support for finding a job and more. Goodwill’s Career Services division offers all of these types of programs for free as part of its overall mission of helping others through the power of work.

The Career Services division has been operating virtually, Monday through Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm since the COVID-19 pandemic arose. Career Coaches are available online as well as by telephone to deliver these programs and services. Now Goodwill is announcing these same virtual services are available in the evenings, Monday through Friday, 4 pm – 8 pm by appointment.

“We understand not everyone who needs our help is readily available during normal business hours,” says David MacDonna, Goodwill Career Development Manager. “Some individuals may be working during the day, but still need support with career development, training for new job skills, updating their resume, and more.”

The extension of these services during the evenings, Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm, is available by appointment by calling 217-303-9532 or via email: Laura.kuhl@llgi.org. See a complete listing and description of all programs offered through Goodwill’s Career Services division.

Weekday virtual career support is available by contacting a Goodwill Career Coach by region, as follows:

West, Central & Southern Illinois
217-899-0717, email: David.macdonna@llgi.org

Eastern, Illinois Area
217-503-0456, email: Janice.coleman@llgi.org

Bloomington/Normal Area
217-220-9445, email: Ursula.Loercher@llgi.org

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries is a non-profit organization that provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have a disability, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. In central and southern Illinois Goodwill operates 15 retail operations and donation centers in Bloomington/Normal, Champaign, Chatham (2 locations), Clinton, Effingham, Danville, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Litchfield, Quincy, Savoy, Springfield (2 locations), and Vandalia. Goodwill Career Centers are operating virtually to support people with career guidance needs, skill development, and unemployment filing support.