Martino's Grocery Store Offering On-The-Job Training through Goodwill

Martino’s Grocery Store in Brockway is Your Goodwill’s newest Business Partner. Goodwill Business Partners allow Goodwill Employment Specialists to use their organization as a training location. By becoming a Goodwill Business Partner, Martino’s is creating new opportunities for people in the Brockway community.

Goodwill Employment Specialist, Kelly Abrahamson, was the first to take an individual to Martino’s Grocery Store for training. She said it was a great environment and the employees were helpful and welcoming.

Goodwill provides work readiness, on –the-job training and job placement services to people facing barriers to employment. Goodwill is able to offer on-the-job retail, processing and office training to individuals in our stores and headquarters. When local businesses partner with Goodwill, more job training options are available to individuals in the community.

A  Goodwill Business Partnership is beneficial for everyone. The Goodwill Business Partner receives extra help without having to worry about any additional cost because the employee is paid by Goodwill. At the end of the training hours, the business has the option to hire the individual and gain an employee who is already trained. If needed, the Employment Specialist will also return to provide additional training needed in the future.