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MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Amanda Grierson said it is hard being a mother without a job.

"The income does especially with kids going back to school," she said.

Grierson said things such as shelter, food and safety become big worries when there is not steady money coming into the household.

Managers at the Goodwill Job Center on Highway 51 in Millington said it is common to hear clients' worries all of the time.

"Some people don't have their resumes together. Some people don't have those basic skills that they need to find employment," Goodwill Job Center manager Kristina Wirt said.

The center steps in to help where needed.

"The Goodwill Job Center is here to help people become job ready," Wirt said. "We have instructional classes for our clients. We have employment specialists that help our clients. We work with people on their resumes, their computer skills."

The center has been open for three months but had a grand opening Wednesday.

Workers are hoping to help more people like Grierson.

"I've came here and found several really good jobs for my neighbor and for my husband," Grierson said. "So the computer and the job center, you find a lot of openings."

Families told WREG the best thing about coming to the job center is that it is free and they can come anytime throughout the week.

The center is open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.