The Licking/Knox department of Goodwill is opening a brand new Enterprise Companies facility in Hebron. The constructing, situated on O’Neill Drive, has been vacant for 5 years and can home meeting contracts.
By opening this new constructing, Goodwill created 25 jobs that can go to disabled members of the group. The brand new workers will fulfill requests for meeting and fabrication work, with pay that’s “properly above minimal wage,” in keeping with Lisa Baker, the vice chairman of communications for Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries.
Amongst Goodwill’s initiatives, along with their retail shops, janitorial providers, and different objectives, is their profession providers division, which Baker says is “actually on the coronary heart of our mission.”
“Our profession providers works with state businesses to offer vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities,” Baker mentioned. “(We) mainly work with them and discover the proper job for them, and assist them discover gainful employment.”
The brand new facility will present jobs which can be simple to entry. The constructing is in a centralized location, which is useful as lots of the workers depend on outdoors transportation from members of the family or caregivers. Moreover, the job itself will present an easygoing atmosphere: workers will be capable of sit comfortably as they carry out their duties.
“Having this constructing permits us the chance to pursue some further contracts that we have been in addition to creating that snug work atmosphere that folks with disabilities actually desire, and I feel all people would,” Baker mentioned.
She added, “it makes it simpler for them to get there and it offers them their very own house, and offers (them) a way of possession of the work they’re doing.”