Granite City Salvation Army opens T.L. Williams Job Resource Center

Center comes in response to recent federal budget cuts

By: Danni Eickenhorst, Content Specialist, Midland Division

In response to federal budget cuts that have forced the closure of local job search resource centers in Madison County, the Granite City Salvation Army, located at 3007 E 23rd Street in Granite City, Ill., has opened the T.L. Williams Job Resource Center.

Those seeking employment may visit The Salvation Army Monday through Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to meet with professionals who can provide job search assistance and interview coaching. Resident employment expert LaTonya Burkes will provide assistance with resume writing, and a computer lab is available for seekers to use when applying for jobs.

“While the job center doesn’t completely replace workNet, which was forced to close, we hope that it will help fill the gap so that those who are looking for employment have every opportunity to succeed,” said Major Garry Lowder, Granite City Worship and Community Center officer.

“The [Salvation Army’s] Granite City corps location provides social service assistance to area residents who need food, fuel and help with utilities. This is just another phase in meeting the needs of the community,” said Lowder.
Job seekers may visit the corps Monday through Friday for assistance, and can call to speak with LaTonya Burkes at (618) 451-7957.

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