Safeway launches statewide campaign
to support Goodwill’s free career path and job programs

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Tacoma Goodwill Culinary School graduate Ayulieth (Yulie) Reyes now works as a Pastry Chef at El Gaucho Restaurant. “Goodwill launched me on a career path, not just a job! Someday I’ll have my own restaurant thanks to the strong foundation I received through Goodwill’s free culinary skills program in Tacoma.”

Safeway and Albertsons are partnering with Goodwill in Washington State to kick off the partnership’s first statewide job training and education fundraising campaign. From April 13-21, Safeway and Albertsons will provide customers with an opportunity to donate at their check-out stands statewide to help fund job training and education.

“Job training is so important to our communities. Despite record low unemployment rates, there are still too many who face barriers to entry in the job market, whether it be due to language, disability, education or prior convictions,” said Sara Osborne, director of public affairs for Safeway and Albertsons, “We are well aware of this issue because we have been fortunate to hire many who have faced these barriers, and now they have secure careers and add tremendous value to our team and company. Our support of Goodwill is natural because we have been hiring their graduates for decades with great success.” This is the first time that Safeway is partnering with Goodwill to raise funds and create awareness.

In Goodwill’s Olympic and Rainier region – which stretches from Aberdeen to Port Angeles, from Tacoma to Yakima – 65 Safeway and Albertsons are raising funds to provide the area’s unemployed free access to job training in construction, culinary, computer science, warehouse/advanced manufacturing, barista, retail and environmental cleanup careers.

“Valuable partnerships such as with Safeway and Albertsons, along with our thrift store and recycle industries help us deliver free education and career path services to thousands of unemployed people across our region,” said Lori Forte Harnick, president and CEO of Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region. “This week, as you shop for your groceries at Safeway or Albertsons, please round up and support Goodwill’s free job training!”

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