Demonstrating its mission of creating employment opportunities for local residents, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County helped place over 500 people in new jobs in 2013.
The 500 jobs include new staff positions in Goodwill’s retail stores and administrative offices and positions created through Goodwill’s temporary staffing and janitorial service businesses. Also included in this number of new jobs were career placements for those receiving Goodwill skills training, and positions in the community identified through Goodwill’s four mission-funded job resource centers.
“The community already knows Goodwill is the place to donate their gently-used unwanted items and where to shop for unique bargains,” said Colleen Morrone, president and CEO for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. “Another important part of our mission is to use the funds from the sale of those donated items to create job opportunities for those in the community who turn to Goodwill for assistance. By creating these job opportunities, we are able to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. That’s what the ‘Power of Work’ is all about.”
Morrone noted that since 90 cents from every dollar raised goes to support mission services such as skills training and job creation, Goodwill is an excellent steward of the funds received from the community.
This was the second year in a row that Goodwill created 500 new jobs in the community. In 2012, Goodwill was able to help another 500 people connect with work opportunities in the community and with Goodwill.
For over 90 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for people with barriers to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work. In 2013, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided nearly 45,000 services to individuals throughout the region