Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette will be opening a new retail store in Newport – perhaps in December. It will be located next to the new Goodwill Donation Express facility at Highways 101 and 20.
* Goodwill says the retail store will contain about 2,000 square feet of retail space and they will be hiring cashiers.
* Donated items received at the Newport store in 2017, 21,158 items.
* Each week Goodwill store employees process three 53- foot-long trailers of donations.
* If items do not sell in 4 to 5 weeks, they are sorted for our 44 salvage and recycle partners – in as many as 18 categories such as electronics, clothing, metals, toys and housewares. We want to keep as much out of the landfill as we possibly can.
* Donation revenue, whether sold in store or to our salvage/recycle partners allow our Free job Service Programs to remain free.
* Our most popular program is Job Connection. It helps folks find community work & employers find community employees. In the Lincoln City area last year we helped 239 people connect to a paycheck and provided 5,123 services – such as resume design, Job Fairs, job leads and interviewing tips.
* If easiest, folks are encouraged to go online @ goodwilljobconnection.org to sign up. Or drop by the Lincoln City Goodwill store to meet with Senior Employment Specialist: Celene Edmonds. She is happy to serve Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.