After more than a year of being closed to in-person assistance, Goodwill Manasota’s Arcadia Job Connection office has returned to in-person services. Goodwill closed all of its Job Connection offices as per the governor’s orders during the statewide, 30-day stay-at-home order last April. Goodwill responded by providing Job Connection services virtually almost immediately to assist community members at a time when many were experiencing job losses or reduced hours.
Staffing the Job Connection office is Ana Magadan, the new GoodPartner Coach/career development facilitator for Arcadia. Magadan, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, is a case manager and social services advocate with 15 years of experience planning, developing and implementing client-focused life skills and addressing non-vocational barriers. In addition to the Arcadia location, community members can access in-person placement services at multiple locations in Sarasota and Bradenton.