Horizon Goodwill Industries’ CEO John McCain addressed Washington County business leaders Wednesday, November 4, 2015 during the ongoing Chamber of Commerce breakfast series “Eggs & Issues”.
“The unemployment rate in Washington County is 5.5 percent. The unemployment rate for a person with a disability is nearly twice that at 10.8 percent, so it becomes twice as hard to find a job when you have a disability,” McCain stated.
Mr. McCain proceeded to explain how Horizon Goodwill focuses on providing a variety of job training programs for area residents who face barriers to employment. “We’re in the service business, and the idea behind service, you focus on what you can do for someone, not what you can’t do for someone because you have this background, because you have this barrier. These are things that are open to you. Let’s work on getting those things and gettin you to where you can be.”
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90% of proceeds from all items donated that are sold at Horizon Goodwill’s local thrift stores goes towards funding these greatly needed job training programs.
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