From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kyleigh Johnson
Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services provides veterans access to a full range of job training, job placement services, coaching, financial wellness classes and access to Goodwill’s Career Resource Center. To help them serve more local veterans, the Disneyland Resort recently gave $60,000 to expand the Tierney Center’s team of employment specialists, focusing on helping veterans in north Orange County find jobs.
Through the Disneyland Resort workforce development program, which provides training and professional development resources for Anaheim and Orange County residents, the resort will also support the Tierney Center with workshops, including business etiquette, resume writing, interview skills and more.
“Disney is very involved in the community and this is a great example of reaching out to serve those who served,” said Denton Knapp, director, Tierney Center for Veteran Services. With the grant, the Tierney Center will be able to reach and serve at least 100 additional veterans and their families.