Goodwill® is Helping People Find Work Despite Slow Economic Growth

Rockville, MD. — Federal government officials have said that the economy is on the road to recovery, but there are many people still struggling to find employment. This economic recovery won’t feel real until our friends and neighbors who are unemployed can earn paychecks and support their families. As it commemorates Goodwill Industries® Week (May 2 – 8), Goodwill® is seeking donations of gently used clothing and housewares so it can provide the job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who need them most.
“At Goodwill, we are committed to helping people earn a living and improve their lives, families and communities,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.“By shopping at and donating to Goodwill, you are giving your community a much needed economic boost by helping people learn the skills they need to find employment.”
There are 166 independent Goodwill agencies in the United States and Canada that tailor their job training programs and career services to meet the specific needs of employers in their communities. Goodwill provides a wide range of training, including computer courses, health care training, financial services, landscaping, green jobs and many more. Goodwill also helps people find jobs by contracting with government and businesses to provide commercial
“This Goodwill Industries Week, we thank you for helping us further our mission of helping people find jobs,” said Gibbons. “Your continued support strengthens our community and enables people to feel the pride and independence that work brings.”