Goodwill launches job center in Gilroy

Mayor Roland Velasco cuts the ribbon at the new Goodwill work center.

GOOD ON YA Gilroy’s remodeled Goodwill store at 856 First St. not only looks like a Ross or Marshall’s but has the first free employment service station in Silicon Valley to help people find jobs. The WORKCONNECT Employment Resource Center opened June 9 and Mayor Roland Velasco cut the ribbon in front of a packed house. The center will have full time staff and will give free employment workshops, online job search training, job training, resume help and offers a computer lab. The center is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.