Local Goodwills across the country provide a variety of training and employment tools to offer maximum opportunity for program participants to reach their full potential. These individualized programs and services include:

  • Occupational skills training.
  • Career centers that assist with job searches, writing résumés and building interview skills.
  • Rehabilitation programs that assist individuals with physical recovery.
  • Job readiness/soft skills/work adjustment.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Intensive placement services sessions.
  • Supported employment.
  • E-learning.

More than 3,300 organizations in the U.S. provide the Special Minimum Wage Certificate (including some Goodwill organizations) as an additional training and work opportunity choice. These organizations serve the continuum of needs of individuals in their communities, and, based on the individual’s productivity, they receive a paycheck.
Though Goodwill® is a relatively small user of the certificate, we recognize that people value the choice to use it as a tool to build their skills.
Through skills training and development and a variety of other services, Goodwill prepares people for positions in industries including retail, banking, hospitality, food service, packing and assembly, manufacturing, and health care. Goodwill counselors work one-on-one with individuals to identify training needs and provide the support services for every person to achieve the most from their abilities.

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