Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

    Operation: GoodJobs Connects Veterans and Military Families To Employment And Job Training Opportunities

    This Year, Your Support Has Helped
    People Find
    Good Jobs
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    Launched in 2012 with a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, Operation: GoodJobs helped 800 veterans and family members in two states. Based on the success of that pilot, the Walmart Foundation renewed its commitment the following year with $5 million in funding that expanded the initiative to four states with high concentrations of veterans: California, New York, North Carolina and Texas, changing the lives of 7,820 people in 12 communities. This year, the grant expanded from California, Texas, North Carolina and Washington State, to include veterans in South Carolina.

    Young American soldier in army combat uniform with wife and son in a park.

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women veterans are the minority of both the veteran population and the working women population. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 49,000 women veterans in the U.S. were unemployed. The initiative has helped women veterans gain meaningful employment at an average national wage of $15.48. The main priority of Operation: GoodJobs in its third iteration is to bring employment and training opportunities to more women veterans across the country.

    Participating local Goodwill organizations and links to their Operation: GoodJobs initiatives are listed below. If you have any additional questions, please contact your local Goodwill or call 1-800-GOODWILL.

    Sub-Grantees Goodwill Veteran URL
    Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina http://www.goodwillsc.org/job-training/programs
    Goodwill of Houston https://www.goodwillhouston.org/services/for-veterans/
    Goodwill Southern California https://www.goodwillsocal.org/career-services/veteran-employment/
    Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties http://www.goodwillvsb.org/index.php/workforce-services/operation-goodjobs
    Palmetto Goodwill http://palmettowarriorconnection.org/goodjobs/.
    Goodwill San Antonio https://www.goodwillsa.org/services/vetcenter
    Goodwill San Diego County https://sdgoodwill.org/programs/veterans/
    Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont https://goodwillsp.org/military-veteran-services/
    Goodwill Olympics & Rainer Region https://www.goodwillwa.org/training/veteran/
    Winston-Salem www.goodwillvetservices.org.    


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