Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina opened its new Midlands headquarters this week.
Located at 2119 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia, the 35,000-square-foot facility features a retail store, outlet store, donation center, administrative offices and Goodwill Job Connection.
The latter offers a wide variety of resources including access to job leads, an onsite employment specialist, a training room to hold events such as job fairs. Individuals will also have access to telephones, computers and fax machines.
While both the retail store and Job Connection opened Thursday, the outlet store will open July 7. Thirty-seven Goodwill associates are working at the new retail store, with 14 of them being transfers from other Midlands locations and the rest filling new positions.
"We are pleased to be able to offer the Midlands a one-stop shop for all of our services with the addition of this new headquarters," Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina President and CEO Patrick Michaels said. "The new location is convenient and accessible not only for people in West Columbia, but also for job seekers throughout the Midlands."
Hood Construction is the general contractor for the new headquarters and Bluewater Civil Design is the engineer.