Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Urges Americans to Take the #LaborofLove Pledge to Spread Awareness About Goodwill and the Importance of Job Training

Little Rock, AR — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5.6 million job openings on the last business day of June this year. In observance of Labor Day, between August 30 and September 6, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is challenging people in Arkansas to sign Goodwill’s #LaborofLove pledge to spread awareness about Goodwill and the importance of job placement and training programs for people looking for employment. Visit and learn more about Goodwill and how individuals can support its efforts to put people to work.

"With the unemployment rate at 3.9 percent in Arkansas, the talent shortage continues to affect the economy, employers will need to use non-traditional sources to meet market demands," said Brian Itzkowitz, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. "Closing the skills gap requires commitment to training, upskilling, educating and retraining our workforce. By signing the #LaborofLove pledge, you can raise awareness about Goodwill’s training, education and employment programs in Arkansas that assist people in obtaining skills and industry-recognized credentials."

Goodwill is poised to leverage its workforce development network to help more individuals gain skills and earn the jobs that are open today and will be necessary for the future.

About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Information may also be found at

Leslie Heizman
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
(501) 372-5100

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