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Operation Good Jobs focuses on military veterans, families

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A new program offered by Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit focuses on eliminating barriers to employment for military veterans and their families.

To learn more about Goodwill Detroit's Operation Good Jobs, log on www.goodwilldetroit.org.

U.S. Army Specialist (Ret.) David Williams and program participant Napoleon Parker come to the Fox 2 Studios to offer an update to Muuray Feldman on how the program is progressing. Play the video.

About Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit's Operation Good Jobs

Operation Good Jobs is focused on eliminating barriers to employment for military veterans and their families to facilitate independence.

A 16-week program to provide veterans with employability skills to help them transition to civilian employment.

Resume Writing
Interview Skills
Financial Literacy
Connecting with employers

Goodwill has been successfully providing job education, training and placement for more than 90 years. The organization is putting its resources to work for veterans with Operation Good Jobs.

In 2012, there were approximately 700,000 veterans living in Michigan. Roughly 30% of these veterans are unemployed.

How is this different than other veterans programs?
Operation Good Jobs is open to military spouses and adult children, ages 18-25.
Goodwill works with other area veterans groups to supplement their efforts and make veterans trained, trusted and ready to work.

How to Get Involved
Open to military veterans, spouses and children (18-25 years of age)
To participate in the program, visit goodwilldetroit.org for more details or attend an orientation session at 2:15 p.m. each Tuesday at Goodwill Headquarters – 3111 Grand River Ave., Detroit

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