Goodwill to host multi-employer job fair

Job Connection event on Sept. 20 to feature more than 40 companies that are seeking to fill empty positions

Published Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Goodwill team member talks to job fair attendees about the Job Connection free career services programBRADENTON, FL - Goodwill Manasota's Job Connection program is hosting a multi-employer job fair on Wednesday, September 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its corporate campus (2705 51st Ave. E., Bradenton). More than 40 area companies are signed up to participate, all with job openings they are seeking to fill.

Numerous industries will be represented during the event, from manufacturing (PGT), food service and production (Tropicana and Culver’s Bradenton) and retail operations (Beall’s and Lowe’s) to nonprofits (Goodwill, Red Cross and AARP), government entities (Sarasota and Manatee County Sheriff’s Departments and Sarasota County Government), and healthcare organizations (Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System and Venice Regional Bayfront Health). Candidates of all experience levels are welcome; they are asked to bring a resume and be dressed for an interview.

Through its Job Connection program, Goodwill provides career counseling, interest and aptitude assessments, assistance with resume and cover letter writing skills, interview strengthening exercises, and application submission guidance. Goodwill not only employs individuals with disabilities, veterans, older adults, and those with other barriers to employment, the organization also provides them with ongoing education and skills training to maintain stable employment. 

“When people have jobs, they have security – a step in the right direction on the road to self-sufficiency,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “We are thrilled with the number of local companies who will be present during our job fair and are hopeful that job seekers will enjoy success during the event."

For more information about the job fair or Goodwill's Job Connection program, contact Lori Blaisdell at or call (941) 405-1850, ext. 625.


PHOTO ID: A Goodwill team member talks to job fair attendees about the Job Connection free career services program

About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit