What does independence mean to you? Today, we celebrate independence as the freedom to earn a paycheck, to build a life, to reenter the economic mainstream and to contribute to society. Here is just one example of what we mean:

We couldn’t be more proud to celebrate our program participants, our supporters, and our staff this Independence Day. Thank you all!

Here’s a rundown of GoodwillNyNj Facts this Independence Day:

  • In 2012, Goodwill served 81,672 individuals in New York and Northern New Jersey.
  • Goodwill Industries’ mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.
  • Every 6 minutes of every day people access Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families.
  • Goodwill provides an array of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse clientele, including job readiness and work skills development.
  • Goodwill creates training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in our business operations, including our Retail division and GoodTemps, our temporary staffing division.
  • Nationally, Goodwill is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities.
  • At GoodwillNyNj, 92 cents of every dollar supports direct services
  • We place 4 people in jobs every hour of every business day
  • Every 16 minutes of every business day, Goodwill of Greater NY and Northern NJ helps a person earn a good job
  • Every 5 minutes, another person accesses GoodwillNyNj opportunities to build careers and strong families
Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Goodwill!

Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Goodwill!

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