Goodwill® Agencies in 45 Communities to Deliver Expanded Beyond Jobs Program

Feb 06, 2013, 08:00 ET from Goodwill Industries International

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill is expanding its innovative Beyond Jobs program to provide job training and placement services to unemployed and underemployed women in 45 communities around the country.


The Beyond Jobs program, which is funded through a $7.7 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, was piloted by five Goodwill agencies in 2010. Originally serving 1,342 women, the program is now expected to provide services to 12,250 women.

Throughout the 30-month grant period, Goodwill will link women to the necessary tools to be successful both at work and at home. Beyond Jobs is designed not just to place women in jobs but to give them the tools and skills they need to build family sustaining careers. Support services provided under Beyond Jobs may include financial education, early education and child care assistance, connections to healthy food and nutrition initiatives, and post placement support through counseling, education and family support. Goodwill supports participants even after they earn employment to ensure they can maintain their jobs, advance in their careers and have continued success.

The Goodwill agencies listed below will participate in the expanded Beyond Jobs program.

  • Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and New JerseyAstoria, NY
  • Goodwill of North GeorgiaAtlanta, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of Central TexasAustin, TX
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries – Boston, MA
  • Goodwill of Western and Northern ConnecticutBridgeport, CT
  • Goodwill Industries of Western New YorkBuffalo, NY
  • Goodwill ColumbusColumbus, OH
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers – Columbus, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of South TexasCorpus Christi, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of DallasDallas, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater DetroitDetroit, MI
  • Goodwill Industries of Lane & South Coast Counties – Eugene, OR
  • Easter Seals – Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain – Great Falls, MT
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South CarolinaGreenville, SC
  • Goodwill Industries of HawaiiHonolulu, HI
  • Goodwill Industries of HoustonHouston, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area – Huntington, WV
  • Goodwill Industries of North FloridaJacksonville, FL
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwestern MichiganKalamazoo, MI
  • Goodwill Industries-Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
  • Goodwill Industries of Arkansas   – Little Rock, AR
  • Goodwill, Serving the People of Los Angeles CountyLong Beach, CA
  • Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries – Medford, OR
  • Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast   – Mobile, AL
  • Goodwill Industries of West MichiganMuskegon, MI
  • Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee – Nashville, TN
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern LouisianaNew Orleans, LA
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwest FloridaNorth Fort Myers, FL
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern NevadaNorth Las Vegas, NV
  • Goodwill Industries of Central IllinoisPeoria, IL
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandPortland, ME
  • Goodwill Serving the Communities of Hampton Roads and Central VirginiaRichmond, VA
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, – Roanoke, VA
  • Goodwill Industries of San AntonioSan Antonio, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of Orange County, CaliforniaSanta Ana, CA
  • Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire – Savannah, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of MichianaSouth Bend, IN
  • Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest – Spokane, WA
  • MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries – St. Louis, MO
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota – St. Paul, MN
  • Goodwill Industries – Suncoast – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Tacoma Goodwill Industries – Tacoma, WA
  • Goodwill Industries of Tulsa. – Tulsa, OK
  • Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries – Waco, TX
  • Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware CountyWilmington, DE

For more information about Goodwill and the Beyond Jobs program, visit

Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2011, more than 4 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl or find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women's Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 900 million meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit

SOURCE Goodwill Industries International