Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Goodwill Plans to Return to Markets Affected by Toronto Goodwill Failure

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Goodwill Plans to Return to Markets Affected by Toronto Goodwill Failure

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Goodwill plan to return to several Ontario cities

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LONDON, Ont. - The head of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes says she's confident they can restore services lost when the Toronto Goodwill shut down at the start of the year, but it will take time.

Goodwill president and CEO Michelle Quintyn says the expansion will fill the void left when the Toronto Goodwill shuttered its 16 stores and 10 donation centres in the Greater Toronto Area, Barrie, Orillia, and Brockville.

The facilities were closed suddenly in January putting 450 people out of work.

According to Quintyn as many as 500 jobs could be created in the next five years.

She says Goodwill anticipates creating the first jobs in early 2017.

Quintyn also says the non-profit organization is well positioned to take on the challenge without meeting the same fate as the Toronto Goodwill. …

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