The Goodwill Boutique is a natural progression for an evolving non profit business leader such as Goodwill whose mission goes beyond simple charity to helping people help themselves. The Boutique is the first such store that incorporates a fully developed retail-training program in store management for employees. With only two full time employees and three trainees per quarter the 3,000 sq ft store will be an amazing opportunity for those interested in retail management to get hands on experience.
The Goodwill Boutique is an exciting new venture for Goodwill that promises to be a great new shopping destination while at the same time helping the residents of Southwest Baltimore acquire the skills and experience needed to begin a career in retail management.
The neighborhood associations in the area are working actively to build a viable retail sector along the “main street” that is West Baltimore Street. With some 10,000 faculty, staff, students and medical workers at the University and the University of Maryland Medical Center, the BioPark location is ideal for Goodwill’s new initiative in retail sales and workforce development.
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