Changing Lives

Local Goodwills across the United States and Canada serve individuals every day on their path towards job and career success. Each year, Goodwill Industries International recognizes two individuals whose stories demonstrate how determination and the right opportunities can lead to lasting, positive change.

Goodwill helped 1 out of 275 job placements in the country last year alone.

In the News

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November 3, 2020
Goodwill CEO Concerned about Recent Economic Trends (Bloomberg Markets: The Close)

May 29, 2020
Pandemic: What You Need to Know (ABC)


February 8, 2021
The Future of Work Post COVID-19: Insights from Goodwill CEO (The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan)

July 17, 2021: How Resale, Sustainability and its 3,300 Stores Support Goodwill’s Key Mission – Jobs (Retail Touchpoints)

July 2, 2021: Goodwill Helps People Reenter the Workforce (Yahoo! Finance)

June 29, 2021: Chiefly Female Healthcare Jobs Get Boost from Goodwill and Anthem (Philanthropy Women)

June 14, 2021: To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills (The New York Times)

June 11, 2021: Help to Get a Sustainable Career (Scripps Media)

May 30, 2021: Goodwill Forges Alliances to Offer Free Career Training and Resources (New York Post)

March 12, 2021: Steve Preston on Goodwill’s Workforce Planning (All Things Work from SHRM)

February 23, 2021: Blue-Collar Jobs Boom as Covid-19 Boosts Housing, E-Commerce Demand (The Wall Street Journal)

December 17, 2020: How a U.S. Jobs Charity Plans to Spend $20 Million from Mackenzie Scott (Thomson Reuters Foundation News)

December 15, 2020: 384 Ways to Help (Medium.com)

November 5, 2020: U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Nearly Steady Last Week – WSJ (The Wall Street Journal)

August 13, 2020: Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop Below One Million for First Time Since March (The Wall Street Journal)

June 29, 2020: Goodwill Offering Job Training, Support for Americans Impacted by COVID-19 (Cheddar)

May 8, 2020: April Unemployment Rate Rose to a Record 14.7% (The Wall Street Journal)

April 28, 2020: COVID-19: Another Barrier to Employment for Low-Skilled Workers? (AEI Hardly Working podcast)

April 9, 2020: U.S. Unemployment Claims Total 6.6 Million Last Week (The Wall Street Journal)

February 25, 2020: Working Together to Boost Inclusive Hiring: JPMorgan Chase, Goodwill® and Indeed (Indeed blog)

January 22, 2020: The Dignity of Work: More Than Just a Job (Work in Progress podcast)

January 14, 2020: Exploring the #PowerOfWork with Goodwill’s CEO (Working Nation)

January 14, 2020: Secondhand Style: Tips for Shopping at Consignment and Thrift Stores (The TODAY Show)

Latest Press Releases

July 28, 2021: Dedicated Goodwill® Team Member Gets A Second Chance Following Incarceration

July 28, 2021: Graduate of the Excel Center® Serves Community As Early Childhood Educator

June 29, 2021: Goodwill Names New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

June 23, 2021: National Governors Association Launches State Equitable Recovery Coalition to Help States Advance Inclusive Economic Growth

May 13, 2021: Goodwill, Anthem Foundation Introduce Healthcare CareerLaunch

May 4, 2021: Goodwill Launches Rising TogetherTM Coalition with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft to Empower One Million People to Access Sustainable Careers by 2025 (Multimedia News Release)

May 4, 2021: Goodwill Launches Rising TogetherTM Coalition with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft to Empower One Million People to Access Sustainable Careers by 2025

April 26, 2021: GOODWILL PARTNERS WITH FACEBOOK ELEVATE AND COURSERA FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TRAINING

April 22, 2021: CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH EASY, ECO-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES  

April 7, 2021: GOODWILL AND ACCENTURE DEVELOP VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE TO HELP PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ENTER THE WORKFORCE

March 11, 2021: NONPROFITS APPLAUD #RELIEF4CHARITIES in American Rescue Plan Act

March 2, 2021: NONPROFITS APPLAUD EXPANDED NONPROFIT RELIEF IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, CALL FOR FURTHER #RELIEF4CHARITIES

February 9, 2021: GOODWILL ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

February 5, 2021: GOODWILL ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

January 21, 2021: Charitable Nonprofits Send Letter to President Biden and Congressional Leaders Making Case for Pandemic Relief

December 15, 2020: Goodwill Receives Largest Investment in 118 Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work

November 12, 2020: DEDICATED GOODWILL TEAM MEMBER DISCOVERS HER POTENTIAL AS SHE WORKS TO BRING HER FAMILY OUT OF POVERTY

November 10, 2020: OREGON WOMAN GETS A SECOND CHANCE WITH SUPPORT FROM GOODWILL

October 30, 2020: SUPPORT JOB SEEKERS AND CAREER ADVANCERS BY DONATING TO GOODWILL DURING THE GIVE WITH BING FALL CAMPAIGN

October 9, 2020: Goodwill Receives SNAP E&T National Partnership Grant from USDA

September 28, 2020: Goodwill Announces Hiring of New Chief Information Officer

September 24, 2020: Nonprofit Leaders Call for COVID-19 Relief Deal to Avert Further Job Losses and Economic Damage

September 14, 2020: Indeed Launches Free Virtual Hiring Tour to Get 20,000 Americans Hired

September 10, 2020: Coalition of Nonprofits Calls on Congress to Act Quickly to Pass Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Legislation

July 30, 2020: From Jail to Jobs: Goodwill Program Helps Young Adults Find Work

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Media Contacts: National Media Inquiries Only

Do you represent a national media outlet and interested in featuring Goodwill? Get in touch with a member of our public relations team using the contact details provided below.

Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Senior Director, Public Relations

Charlene Sarmiento
Manager, Public Relations

For national media interviews, email Lauren Lawson-Zilai and Charlene Sarmiento at [email protected]

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