I-Team: Goodwill of Southern Nevada facing more closures, job cuts

LAS VEGAS - More job cuts, store closures and reorganization at Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

It's a story the I-Team first told you about.

Goodwill opened new stores at Boulevard Mall and across the the Las Vegas valley in recent years, but a spokesman says sales went down and Goodwill is having trouble paying the bills.

The I-Team has learned 10 more people have lost their jobs.

Three stores are closing including Goodwill Selects on Blue Diamond Road and South Durango Drive in Las Vegas, and on in Eastern Avenue in Henderson. Also closing is a donation location on Sunset Road.

There will also be fewer donation trailers and sheds, dropping from 24 to 10 across the valley. Earlier, this month, Goodwill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

There's an interim CEO after the longtime CEO left abruptly. The non-profit has faced criticism for six figure executive salaries.

On June 11, 11 people were laid off in corporate positions and on June 28, 29 employees were laid off  including shift leaders at stores.

One bright spot, according to the spokesman, he says, donations are up by seven percent this year.

Goodwill's mission is to use revenue from donated items to help people with job training and placement.

Right now, Goodwill is working with landlords at store locations to try to work out rent so it doesn't have to close more stores.

 


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