WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Goodwill is opening a career center inside it’s retail store located in Waterbury.

The new center is the organization’s 11th location that offers career counseling and workshops, free to the public. The center will be fully equipped with ten computers and two-full time staffers- one that is capable of speaking Spanish.

“Waterbury has the second highest unemployment rate in the state at 10.2 percent, so we felt strongly this was a great location that will benefit the community,” said Vickie Volpano, President and CEO of Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut.  “Our mission is to help people overcome barriers to employment.  We were able to help 1,899 people find jobs last year – that is an average of over five people per day – and we hope to continue that trend with this new location.

The store is located at 829 Lakewood Road. The career center will be open Monday through Saturdays.

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