Help Yourself Through Hard Times

Program: Goodwill Career and Employment Resource Centre
Organization: Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes
Phone Numbers: 519-850-9000
Fax: 519-850-9676
Email: info@goodwillindustries.ca
Website: www.goodwillindustries.ca
Address:
255 Horton St E, 2nd Fl
London, ON
N6B 1L1
Intersection: Wellington St and Horton St E
Location: Central London
Accessibility:   Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Resource Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Contacts: John Griffiths - Director of Workforce Development
jgriffiths@goodwillindustries.ca

Bev Kobe - Director of Workforce Development
bkobe@goodwillindustries.ca
Executives: Lisa Bowden - Vice President of Human Development
lbowden@goodwillindustries.ca
Service Description: Assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience to help job seekers

Job search strategies including:
  • Resume preparation
  • Information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • On-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment
  • Information about, and referral to, other community services and supports
  • Information about job opportunities, training and career planning
Most services are available in group or one-to-one settings * special supports designed for persons with disabilities, entrepreneurs, those without recent work experience and mature workers * services for Ontario Works and ODSP participants and job seekers with disabilities

Employment Resource Centre (ERC) - Access to employment resources including personal voice mail, Internet access, computer software, local telephone and fax service, library of reference books, local newspapers and one-to-one assistance for all job seekers

Employer Services - Assist employers with recruitment needs * work experience hosting positions * advice regarding workplace accommodations and recruiting and retaining employees * assessment and return to work programs for workers with disabilities and injuries * training services for employees: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Expert Customer Service and Cash Training

Microloan/Matched Savings Program - Provides an opportunity for low income youth and newcomers with barriers to savings and credit and opportunity to launch or expand a business through small business financing * Matched Savings program provides low income families an opportunity to have their personal savings matched to save for their children's education

Ontario Employment Assistance Services (OEAS) - Employment services to unemployed people * may include labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, diagnostic assessment, job search skills, job finding clubs, job placement services, developing an employment action plan, referral to appropriate intervention, and participant case management and follow-up
Fees: Most programs are free those who are eligible
Application: Call or visit
Eligibility / Population(s) Served: People 16 years and older
Languages (other than English): English
Area(s) Served: London and area
See Also: Employment Assistance
Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities


This information was last completely updated on 10/3/2013


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