Goodwill® and Indeed Announce Ready to Work Program to Connect 50,000 Job Seekers with Employers Looking to Hire Now

New initiative will alleviate pressures of a tight labor market by bringing resources directly to job seekers through in-person and virtual events across the U.S. AUSTIN, TX (September 12, 2022) – Goodwill Industries International announces its partnership with Indeed, a leading global hiring platform, as they launch their Ready to Work program, a series of

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Labor Day Sheds Light on the Goodwill® Mission of Helping People Earn Jobs

Goodwill Poll Reveals Vital Information to Help Solve the Latest U.S. Labor Challenges ROCKVILLE, MD ­– Monday marks the 140th time that Labor Day will be celebrated in the U.S. Goodwill, along with many Americans and organizations, will observe the national holiday. Labor Day is a time to recognize the social and economic achievements of

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Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day at Goodwill!

A perfect way for families to budget their back-to-school needs ROCKVILLE, MD., Aug. 16, 2022- Wednesday is National Thrift Shop Day- a day to celebrate the thrill and fun of shopping for unique and affordable vintage items. The observance comes at an ideal time, as families prepare to shop for clothing and other back-to-school items while

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Goodwill Team Member Never Gives Up: Overcomes Challenges With Goal Of Tech Career

Goodwill Industries International Names Jacob Barrett its 2022 Achiever of the Year ROCKVILLE, MD — Jacob Barrett epitomizes the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For Barrett, who has a visual impairment, is deaf and has a disability, the added layers of challenges never prevented him from reaching for and achieving

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Finding A Life With Meaning: Washington State Man Credits Goodwill Career Services Program

Goodwill Industries International Names Joseph “Wes” Sawyer its 2022 Graduate of the Year ROCKVILLE, MD — Joseph “Wes” Sawyer grew up in an area where gang activity, drug use and crime were high. Without positive role models or alternate roads to take, he started down the only path he knew. He tried making a move

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New Goodwill® National Poll: Amid Pandemic, Majority of Current Job Seekers Say They Lack Skills Needed to Access Good Jobs

Majority of adults (54%) are not in an ideal job with opportunities to grow, and most say skills training would help. Read the full results. ROCKVILLE, MD — A majority of current job seekers indicate a lack of skills and access to training is a primary barrier to employment, according to a new poll released

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Goodwill® Rising TogetherTM Initiative Announces New Partnerships with Accenture, Bank of America, Comcast Internet Essentials, Lowe’s, and USAA to Increase Access to Careers for More than One Million People by 2025

New partners join initiative catalyzing economic mobility for individuals across North America to access stable, well-paying careers ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of job training and placement services in North America, today announced five new partners — Accenture, Bank of America, Comcast Internet Essentials, Lowe’s and USAA — joined its Rising Together™

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Goodwill® Operation Achieve To Expand Workforce Development Efforts For Military Veterans And Spouses, And Youth And Young Adults

April 15, 2022 USAA’s $2.5 Million Grant Will Enable Local Goodwill Organizations to Assist with Employment Placement, Upskilling, and Developing an Online Job Seeker Platform ROCKVILLE, MD  — For more than 20 years, U.S. Army Veteran James Andrew Jackson had a goal of working in the healthcare field. Thanks to Goodwill and USAA, his dream is becoming

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Leading Across Communities: Rex Davidson Inducted Into Goodwill® Hall Of Fame

For immediate release APRIL 11, 2022 ROCKVILLE, MD — In recognition of exemplary contributions to the Goodwill mission, Rex Davidson, retired president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (Brooklyn, NY), has been inducted into the Goodwill Hall of Fame. After nearly 50 years of service, Davidson retired in 2009,

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Goodwill® and Caterpillar Foundation Partner to Provide Digital Skills Training

Caterpillar Foundation Investment Focuses on Expanding Digital Literacy in Six Communities ROCKVILLE, MD — The Caterpillar Foundation is investing $250,000 in Goodwill job training programs to support people as they rebuild their careers after enduring negative economic impacts during the pandemic. Goodwill Industries International (GII) recognizes the growing need for digital skills training, as digital

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#Relief4Charities Coalition Expresses Disappointment, Calls on Congress to Provide Further Relief and Address Workforce Shortage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2022 The #Relief4Charities Coalition is disappointed that the Omnibus spending bill passed yesterday by the House did not include provisions that address the significant workforce challenges and loss in revenue experienced by the sector. While we appreciate the resources provided to nonprofits in previous COVID-19 relief packages, most of the

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Committed to Continuous Improvement: South Carolina Goodwill® President and CEO Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award

ROCKVILLE, MD – Patrick Michaels, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, is the 2022 recipient of Goodwill Industries International’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Champion Award. This award recognizes a Goodwill employee who goes above and beyond to implement Goodwill’s commitment to DEI within a local Goodwill organization. Michaels embodies all this

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