Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping them reach their full potential through education and job skills training. Goodwill Industries believes that WORK has the power to change lives. Helping people train for, find, and keep good jobs is what Goodwill is all about.
Goodwill offers a broad range of training programs and support services to fulfill a diverse set of community needs. Some people find their way to Goodwill because of limited skills or work history, some have physical or developmental disabilities, while others are referred by collaborating partner organizations. In 2014, Goodwill served 5,537 people. Of those served, 1,495 persons were placed into competitive employment and another 156 worked and earned a paycheck while served at Goodwill.
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan also operates two Career Centers – one in Muskegon and the other in Holland. These one-stop job resource centers are open to the public, providing employment-readiness and job-search services and supports for anyone looking for work, or seeking help in advancing their careers. Financial literacy training and free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families are also offered.
GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services – a subsidiary of Goodwill – has offices housed inside both Career Centers. Temporary assignments can provide entry into the workforce, income, and a bridge to full-time employment.
For more information, please visit our website: www.goodwillwm.org