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New Goodwill and job connection center coming to Pooler

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

On Thursday morning, officials broke ground on a new Goodwill retail store and job connection center in Pooler.

The 17,000 sq. ft. building will be the first store actually owned by the organization and the most energy efficient of all the Coastal Empire Goodwill stores.

The company says about 30 jobs will be created with the expansion. Officials say the store will give them the opportunity to serve thousands in that area.

"We've got lots of people in the community looking for jobs and this is a good starting point for people. I go by the store and lots of people are going in buying clothing because these are tough times, so that gives them the opportunity to get some good deals. It's helping people," said Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb.

The building is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.

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