Heart of Texas Goodwill is seeking people to participate in a new training program which will benefit Central Texas job seekers looking for higher paying jobs as well as local employers who need to fill job openings with skilled, qualified applicants. The Careers in Retail initiative is a no-cost program that prepares entry-level employees to move up to rewarding, higher-paying jobs and lasting careers in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Through remedial, soft skills, and occupational training, participants are equipped with the necessary tools to turn their entry-level jobs into mid-level careers. The training portion lasts roughly 9 weeks and caterers to the participants home and work schedule. At the conclusion of training, the participant works with a Goodwill counselor for job placement in a higher wage position.