Goodwill Industries International, Goodwill Employment and Training Welfare-to-Work Programs

Goodwill® helps people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities. Goodwill's network of 158 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations the United States offers customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill® helps people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities. Goodwill's network of 158 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations the United States offers customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Record Type: 
Innovative Programs
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1902
Type of Agency/Organization: 
Community-based Organization
Program Location: 
Rockville, Maryland
Geographic Reach: 
Multistate
Clientele/Population Served: 
Families
Programs/Services Offered: 

Goodwill employment and training programs are funded by federal, state and local grants, as well as by revenues from its well-known social enterprise -- Goodwill retail stores -- which sell donated clothing and household goods while providing jobs in communities. Nearly 90 Goodwill’s’ participate in national projects focused on: Providing career oriented mentoring services to youth, Employment and training for older workers Green jobs training Services for single mothers, and Virtual career exploration services.

Local Goodwill organizations provide a core set of services, including vocational evaluation and assessment, occupational skills training, job search development and job placement, and transitional employment support (for instance, on-the-job training). Goodwill also offer life skills training and post-employment assistance for both employers and employees. Goodwill tailor their services to meet community needs, so variation exists in services offered. Goodwill prepares people to work in banking, IT and health care sectors, to name a few — and helps   them get the supporting services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.

Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
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