Goodwill® Supports Resources that Put People with Disabilities into the Workforce

Goodwill has a long history of supporting initiatives that increase employment opportunities for all people – especially people with disabilities. Seventy-nine percent of people with disabilities are not part of the workforce – and we are committed to helping those individuals find a path for employment. The Special Minimum Wage Certificate 14(c) makes possible an important resource to employ individuals with significant disabilities. The certificate enables Goodwill and other employers to provide opportunities for people with severe disabilities who otherwise might not be a part of the workforce.
We oppose HR 3086 and instead support legislation that will strengthen enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, increase education, and preserve the principles of self-determination, informed choice, and the rights of individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.