Great American Dry Cleaners offering free services to local job seekers

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A local dry cleaning business is launching an initiative to help unemployed neighbors in the local community.

Great American Dry Cleaners is indefinitely offering to clean a suit or an interview outfit at no cost for local job seekers, according to Ankit Vakharia, president of Great American Dry Cleaners. Anyone who takes advantage of the offer, which currently has no expiration date, is asked to tell a Retail Team Member at the store that it is for an interview.

A garment dropped off for an interview can be expected back, ready to wear, in just one business day.

“When times are tough, we want to help job seekers look and feel their best,” says Ankit Vakharia, president of Great American Dry Cleaners. “We know better than anyone what a clean and pressed garment can do for morale. We’re pleased to do our part to restore the confidence of workers and families in our area.”

This isn’t the first time that Great American Dry Cleaners stepped up for the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it became a mask-maker with the aim of protecting staff and the community.

Great American Dry Cleaners, serving the East Bay area since the 1980s, is headquartered at 215 El Cerrito Plaza in El Cerrito. Questions about the new service for job seekers can be directed to (925) 819-0678.