Goodwill to host Fall Festival job fair, connect motivated job seekers with employers

LOUISVILLE—Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will host a job fair on Friday, October 11, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The event will be held on Goodwill’s Broadway campus, located at 909 E. Broadway.

Sponsored by Humana, the job fair will feature more than 30 employers, many of which are open to hiring candidates with background challenges or other issues, including lack of work history, limited education and chronic poverty. Several community partners will also attend the job fair to connect candidates with services that support successful employment. Entertainment will be provided by Magic 101.3 FM, and lunch and door prizes will be offered. The job fair will take place in a building off Gray Street, just behind Goodwill’s Broadway-fronting location.

“Humana understands the importance of finding meaningful work and advancing your skillsets on overall health, which is why we’re supporting the Goodwill Fall Festival,” said Toccarra Phillips, Community Outreach Manager for Humana in Kentucky. “At the event, we will be sharing wellness information so that attendees can bring their best selves to their new jobs. We will also have information about health plans to help Fall Festival participants think through benefits questions they have for future employers.”

Candidates are encouraged but not required to bring copies of their resume and should dress to impress, as some employers may offer on-the-spot interviews. Job seekers who need assistance preparing to enter the workforce will have access to Goodwill career coaches and can learn more about free classes geared towards attitude, conflict resolution, dependability, safety, self-presentation and team building.

“Humana is supporting the Goodwill Fall Festival as part of our efforts to interact with our members in their respective neighborhoods,” said Toccarra Phillips, Community Outreach Manager for Humana in Kentucky. “We’re working to improve our community’s health by 20 percent within the next year. At the Fall Festival, we will be sharing wellness information and answering questions regarding our health plans.”

Among the employers slated to attend are: Rev-A-Shelf, AA Auto Detailing, Knight School of Welding, White Lodging/Marriott Hotels, MPW Industrial, Spectrum Communications, The Main Event, Linak, GPS of Kentuckiana, Allied Universal, Tyson, Census Bureau, Korrect Optical, Cardinal Aluminum and more.

About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

In the 2018 fiscal year, Goodwill placed Kentuckians into more than 2,700 jobs across the state – both inside and outside of Goodwill. Goodwill’s career path programs and employment services, which serve Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges, are funded through a combination of grants, corporate and individual giving, and its retail stores, which sell donated clothing and household items at 66 locations across Kentucky.