Nonprofit organization to open with enhanced safety measures.
Goodwill of Southern Nevada plans to re-open its 16 retail stores this week. The retail stores will be implementing Safe Shop Guidelines and providing all team members with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). As a nonprofit, Goodwill uses the revenue from their retail stores to provide career services at no cost to job seekers in our community. Stores will reopen on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM, and be open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
While not an exhaustive list, Goodwill has implemented the following major safety measures at their retail locations: they have installed plexiglass at all registers; marked checkout lanes and fitting rooms for appropriate social distancing; provided all team members with masks and required their wear while working. To view a complete list of Goodwill Safe Shop Guidelines, please visit www.goodwill.vegas/safeshop.
“We are committed to helping the community during this uncertain time,” said Rick Neal, president and CEO for Goodwill. “With unemployment rising, we know many southern Nevadans need our help finding jobs. The community needs us now, more than ever,” said Neal. “We are providing a valuable service by helping not just with employment, but also providing low cost goods for those who have been financially impacted. We have put procedures into place to keep everyone safe and will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the CDC guidelines.”
On Monday, May 18, 2020, Goodwill plans to re-open one career center located at 3700 S. Maryland Pkwy. Goodwill has reconfigured the desk/computers inside the career centers to be 6 feet apart, they have limited the number of job seekers allowed inside the career center, providing team members with PPE, and sanitizing all workstations after each use. Career Coaches will continue to help job seekers over the phone and provide online resources.
About Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc. (Goodwill®) is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Goodwill is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise offering training services and job placements with local employers in Southern Nevada and at Goodwill Thrift Stores. Goodwill operates one Career Center and offers a Mobile Career Coach with community-based programs funded through the support of philanthropic giving, government grants, and by selling donated clothing and household items in 16 stores and two clearance centers, as well as online. For more information, or to find a Goodwill location near you, visit GoodwillVegas.org.