Beginning Monday, June 29, most Goodwill retail stores will return to normal operating hours, which are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
“The decision to reopen our stores and offices was not taken lightly,” said Bruce Phipps, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. “For our stores, we took a phased, four-week opening approach, beginning with seven stores on May 26 with all traditional Goodwill stores opening by June 15 with reduced hours. We are confident we have the procedures in place to protect our employees and customers to return most stores to full hours on Monday, June 29. The Goodwill Outlet in Salem will also reopen on the 29th.
“Reopening Goodwill stores is critical to Goodwill’s ability to be of service during this time of high unemployment,” Phipps said. “Our offices and in-person services are also now beginning to reopen.”
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys operates mission services and retail stores throughout a 35-county, 14-city service area in Virginia. The Goodwill stores help fund training programs for people with disabilities and other obstacles to employment. Services include career development and job training services.
Support from shoppers and donors allows Goodwill to generate revenue to fund critical services and achieve Goodwill’s mission of helping people get back to work and gain greater independence. As operations begin to resume, the number of people seeking help getting back to work is expected to grow significantly. Goodwill’s virtual services, launched in response to the pandemic, continue to provide support across the service area as do career centers and satellite offices, which have begun reopening to the public.
Individuals seeking help through Goodwill training and employment programs can find more information on specific office locations by visiting the Contact Us page. Currently, career centers in Danville and Roanoke are open to the public with limited capacity.
Individuals enrolled in programs can receive services by appointment.
The New Vision program at the Roanoke Jobs Campus will reopen on July 1st.
Virginia career works centers in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Radford remain closed.
Virtual services remain operational with a variety of services, including live classes, one-on-one coaching and virtual information sessions about Goodwill programming. Visit www.goodwillvalleys.com to access.
Several stores are still hiring and will remain at the reduced hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. These locations are Covington, Farmville, Harrisonburg: E Market & S Main and Moneta: Westlake. Applications are currently being accepted for these and other positions.