On May 14, the world’s number one job site, Indeed, committed to helping one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next five years. As the leading workforce development provider in the United States, Goodwill aims to help Indeed to surpass its goal. By leveraging Indeed’s technology, insights and expertise, this relationship is on its way to becoming a truly powerful partnership that will create opportunities to help advance the Goodwill mission.
Indeed and Goodwill have identiﬁed three primary focus areas for the first phase of this collaboration:
- Skills-based Assessments: Indeed and Goodwill will pilot ways to use Indeed’s online Assessments tool to help job seekers better demonstrate their skills to find the right jobs.
- Employer Hiring Events: Indeed and Goodwill will partner with employers who have immediate hiring needs to host hiring events at Goodwill locations using Indeed’s event management tools, providing opportunities for on-the-spot job offers.
- Job Seeker Support: Goodwill job seekers will receive tailored resources to help them navigate online job searches. Initial pilots include an Indeed portal designed for Goodwill and training on how to build an online résumé and conduct a job search on Indeed.
“Together with Indeed, we believe we can help companies discover that their next great hire may not have a traditional background or career path, but that person has the skills and qualifications needed to make positive contributions,” said Steven C. Preston, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We have a great opportunity to bring our job seeker resources together to make a major impact on the trajectory of people’s lives.”
To kick off the partnership, Goodwill career navigators across the country recently attended a train-the-trainer event to learn how to use Indeed’s Digital Résumé and Job Search tool guide. The guide is already helping local Goodwill organizations improve their trainings to help people on the road to employment and career advancement.
Additionally, Indeed joined Goodwill staff members from around the country at Goodwill’s annual Spring Conference in April for a round of focus groups so Goodwill representatives could share insights, needs and their ‘fantasy features’ for an optimal Indeed site in hopes of enhancing the job seeker experience
Goodwill and Indeed have hit the ground running since the partnership began in April. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished together and excited for what is to come.
To learn more about this partnership, contact Nikki Malcolm, virtual and volunteer services program manager, Goodwill Industries International.