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Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives through the power of work. Since 1966, the organization has offered a wide range of employment and training programs to assist those with disabilities and other barriers to employment in developing their marketable skills in order to find meaningful employment. Its efforts are supported by revenues from its 19 and counting retail stores in an eight-county area, as well as from monetary donations. For more information, visit www.goodwillgr.org. Follow us on Twitter: @goodwillgr or find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/goodwillgr

Goodwill job training information
Through the revenue support of 19 retail stores, Goodwill’s focus is to help people obtain work and establish independence. Goodwill provides support and guidance at no cost to individuals to help them achieve their career goals. Goodwill helps people access the resources they need for success. A range of services are available to help people grow personally and professionally.
General services offered by Goodwill include:
• Career Center with computers and individualized assistance • Certified financial coaching • Financial asset building and credit repair • Employment success workshops and support services • Community resource links • Employer connections • Personalized resume assistance • Computer skills workshop • Job placement assistance
Certification Programs available:
All training programs are instructed by experts in the field who have practical as well as classroom experience. Participants meet with program staff prior to enrollment to help ensure a good fit and develop a plan for training and employment. All programs include book learning, real world experience, and support in preparing for the certification test. • Certified Nurse Aid Training • ServSafe Food Handler Certification • Technology Certification
Goodwill Makes a Difference!
8 Counties Served
7 Attended Donation Centers
19 Goodwill Stores

In 2014:
735 Individuals Placed into Employment
3,258 Individuals Received Goodwill Services
23,290,306 Retail and Salvage Sales
Approximately 51% of the donation volume is sold in the salvage and recycling market.