Goodwill Grand Opening in Mira Mesa Offers 25 Residents a Job

By Johnathon Nguyen
|  Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:01 AM PDT
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Goodwill Grand Opening in Mira Mesa Offers 25 Residents a Job

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Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is launching a new donation center and retail store in the Target Center at 8145 Mira Mesa Blvd. #2a in the space formerly occupied by Radio ShackMike Rowan, CEO stated “The community has been asking for a store in this part of the city for many years, and we feel fortunate to have found such a strong location.  This new facility gave us the opportunity to hire 25 additional San Diegans.”

Just up the street, the San Diego Goodwill’s highest producing donation center is located in the CalTrans Park & Ride lot near the freeway, bringing in over 103,429 individual donors during 2010. This center has been open for years, operates 7 days a week and has 7 full time staff.  Goodwill trucks service this center at least 32 times every week, creating additional jobs in transportation.  “Opening a retail store in this area is a logical move for us, and in addition to reducing overhead costs in transportation – it also provides a better work environment for our staff, and a wealth of treasures to our local shoppers in their own neighborhood “ added Beth Forsberg, Senior Director of Operations, “Without the local support this would have never been possible, so all of us are very grateful for the hundreds of thousands of donated items that have been given to us over the years.”

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