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Goodwill Central Coast Opens Salinas Outlet

July 20, 2017 

The Goodwill Central Coast’s The Bargain Barn recently moved to 1566 Moffett St. in Salinas after four decades in Santa Cruz.

Unlike Goodwill stores, where all items have price tags, outlet stores move merchandise quickly, selling everything (except furniture) by the pound. The Salinas outlet store will sell its merchandise for $1.79 a pound.

Merchandise that doesn’t sell by the pound goes through Goodwill’s recycling process with the majority of it being salvaged and repurposed. Furniture and other bulky items still have price tags, but will also be clearance-priced in order to sell quickly.

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Goodwill Central Coast Holding Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters Location

Construction to commence on larger and more centralized headquarters in Salinas, CA

SALINAS, CA – Goodwill Central Coast is celebrating the start of construction on their new Salinas Headquarters with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m. Attendees are invited to conduct interviews and enjoy refreshments provided by the Goodwill Culinary Academy.

Relocating from Santa Cruz to Salinas, the new headquarters will be a safer, larger and more efficient space designed to be barrier free for all current and future employees. Plans for the Salinas property include newly remodeled administrative offices, a salvage center, a donation center and an outlet store. At 98,000 square feet, the new facility will be more than double the size of the existing headquarters.

This relocation will provide opportunity to increase Goodwill Central Coast’s employee base in a more centralized location. All employees who work at the current headquarters have been offered jobs in Salinas or at other sites in Santa Cruz County.

“This move will not only benefit our employees but will, logistically, give us a better position to serve the three counties of the Central Coast,” Goodwill Central Coast CEO Ed Durkee said. “We will be creating more positions within our organization, improving our employee’s work environment and getting closer to our vision of thriving communities that are powered by economic opportunity and growth.”

The new headquarters will be located at 1566 Moffett Street in Salinas CA, and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017. For more information on Goodwill Central Coast, visit

Goodwill expands operations to better serve Central Coast communities

March 1, 2016

(Recording courtesy of KSCO)


Goodwill Central Coast announced Thursday a host of capital investments designed to enhance efficiency and worker safety, renovate retail stores and relocate the organization’s headquarters and central donation processing facility from Santa Cruz to Salinas. Listen to the KSCO interview with CEO Ed Durkee, as he discusses what impact this will have on the organization and what this will mean for the Central Coast communities that Goodwill serves.

Goodwill unveils Goodwill Central Coast name change

May 13, 2015

(Photo: Jay Dunn/The Salinas Californian)

In a brief ceremony Wednesday, Goodwill unveiled its new logo, simpler name and rebranding strategy to employees gathered for a special lunch at 1325 N. Main St. in Salinas.

Goodwill’s Denise Byrne said before the event, “The idea is to be clear that our ultimate goal is to create jobs, and to be as inclusive as possible of the local communities that donate to us.”

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Goodwill computers aid nearly 12,000 job hunters on Central Coast

February 23, 2015

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In a world where employers expect job hunters to apply online, job seekers lacking a home computer can’t search the Internet for job postings, but a local nonprofit is trying to level the playing field.

Goodwill’s Neighborhood Career Center, 350 Encinal St., will host a Workforce Santa Cruz County job fair 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. More than 15 employers have 300 jobs to fill; most demand online applications.

“I see firsthand how important technology has become to the job search,” said Wil Moore, Goodwill’s director of workforce development services for Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. “A large percent of Central Coast job seekers don’t have computers or software to perform their job search, resume and application functions required to apply for jobs.”

Goodwill offers classes in office skills, medical office training and computer applications, along with situational assessment, vocational exploration and placement assistance.

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