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.

Offering single homemakers the tools they need to succeed, Beyond Jobs is on course to change whole families' lives.

Offering single homemakers the tools they need to succeed, Beyond Jobs is on course to change whole families’ lives.

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 Jersey – Astoria, NY
  • Goodwill of North Georgia – Atlanta, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas – Austin, TX
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries – Boston, MA
  • Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut – Bridgeport, CT
  • Goodwill Industries of Western New York – Buffalo, NY
  • Goodwill Columbus – Columbus, OH
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers – Columbus, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of South Texas – Corpus Christi, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas – Dallas, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit – Detroit, 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 Carolina – Greenville, SC
  • Goodwill Industries of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
  • Goodwill Industries of Houston – Houston, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area – Huntington, WV
  • Goodwill Industries of North Florida – Jacksonville, FL
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Goodwill Industries-Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
  • Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Little Rock, AR
  • Goodwill, Serving the People of Los Angeles County – Long Beach, CA
  • Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries – Medford, OR
  • Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast – Mobile, AL
  • Goodwill Industries of West Michigan – Muskegon, MI
  • Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee – Nashville, TN
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana – New Orleans, LA
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida – North Fort Myers, FL
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada – North Las Vegas, NV
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois – Peoria, IL
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England – Portland, ME
  • Goodwill Serving the Communities of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia – Richmond, VA
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, – Roanoke, VA
  • Goodwill Industries of San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
  • Goodwill Industries of Orange County, California – Santa Ana, CA
  • Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire – Savannah, GA
  • Goodwill Industries of Michiana – South 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 County – Wilmington, DE

For more information about Goodwill and the Beyond Jobs program, visit, and stay tuned for more info from us here at GoodwillNyNj about how this program changes lives, enriches our community and helps women and their families flourish in Greater New York and Northern New Jersey!

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