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2017 Summer Workshops

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 Summer Workshops

Goodwill is offering Summer Workshops in Microsoft Office Technology, Broadband Technology (CTECH), Customer Sales and Services (Start). In this program participants will receive hands-on training, training materials to take with you, and a certificate of completion. For more information contact: Audry Hill (504) 889-5568 2017 Summer Workshops

New Out-of-School Youth Program Information Session

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on New Out-of-School Youth Program Information Session

Goodwill Kicks Off LifeLaunch Young Adult Re-entry Program

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Goodwill Kicks Off LifeLaunch Young Adult Re-entry Program

  GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA KICKS OFF LIFELAUNCH GRANT TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES AND REDUCE RECIDIVISM AMONG JUSTICE-INVOLVED YOUNG ADULTS U.S. Department of Labor Funding Assists Young People Exiting the Criminal Justice System   Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is one of five Goodwill agencies across the nation rolling out a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor LifeLaunch young adult re-entry program to improve employment and reduce recidivism among justice-involved young adults.  Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana received $550,000.  The other four Goodwill agencies awarded the grant are Goodwill Central Texas (Austin), Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Goodwill Industries of Houston and Goodwill Industries of Conemaugh Valley (Johnstown, PA).  In New Orleans, the program will provide access to job training, employment and support services to 100 young adults, ages 18-24. LifeLaunch is 80 percent federally funded; the remaining 20 percent is from non-governmental sources. The grant is part of

UPDATED: 2017 Good Turn Day

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on UPDATED: 2017 Good Turn Day

Goodwill Good Turn Day Participating Stores March 4, 2017  9:00am- 8:00pm GOOD TURN UPDATE: Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Girl Scout patches will not be in the donation area on March 4. Good Turn Day will still be on March 4th and we will be accepting troop donations.  We will have a list in the donation area for all troops to write down a mailing address and the number of patches needed. We will mail all the troops the patches after Good Turn Day. You can also text the address and number of patches to 504.421.0137. Thank you for understanding and working with Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana. You can also email your troop information and number of patches to esalaun@goodwillno.org Good Turn Day has become a community tradition between Goodwill Industries® and Girl Scouts Louisiana East. HOW IT WORKS Scouts do a Good Turn by collecting gently used items

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana to Open its 21st Store in Luling on Thursday, Jan. 19

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana to Open its 21st Store in Luling on Thursday, Jan. 19

Goodwill Industries® of Southeastern Louisiana will open a new retail store and donation center in Luling, on Thursday, January 19, at 12897 U.S. Highway 90 and the corner of Coronado Drive. A ribbon cutting ceremony with parish officials and Goodwill staff will take place at 8:45 AM before the doors open at 9 AM.  The first 100 shoppers in line will receive a Goodwill giveaway.  Coffee and donuts will be provided, while supplies last, courtesy of Takeaway Donuts. “We are pleased to bring a brand new store to the residents of St. Charles Parish,” said William Jessee, president of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. “Our staff is putting the final touches on the store in anticipation of a busy grand opening weekend.” The Luling location is Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana’s 21st store and features a convenient drive up donation station and 10,000 square feet of high quality, low priced

Goodwill to Host Fit to be A Mentor Event featuring Doc Griggs

January 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Goodwill to Host Fit to be A Mentor Event featuring Doc Griggs

Event kicks off National Mentoring Month Learn more about our guest speaker at: http://docgriggs.com/

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana Kicks Off FREE HiSET and Job Skills Training Program for Out of School Youth of East BR Parish

December 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana Kicks Off FREE HiSET and Job Skills Training Program for Out of School Youth of East BR Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA, January 3, 2017—Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana (Goodwill), in partnership with Employ BR Youth Services Division, has opened enrollment for its Out of School Youth program, which will provide free HiSET and job skills training to 40 eligible, out of school youth in East Baton Rouge Parish.  The program is part of a two-year, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant funded by the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge. The overall goal of the program is to provide eligible young adults with the opportunity to secure a better future for themselves through job training, work experience, and support services. The program also offers job training opportunities in fields such as broadband technology, hospitality, HVAC, office/clerical, advanced manufacturing and more. Individuals who may qualify for the program should not be attending school, be between the ages of 16 and 24, an East Baton Rouge Resident

Tim Salvato Named Vice President of Retail Operations

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Tim Salvato Named Vice President of Retail Operations

Contact: Sabrina Written November 9, 2016 504-456-3926 (New Orleans, LA)— Tim Salvato has joined the team of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana as vice president of retail operations. Salvato replaces Robert Reese, who retired in late September after 10 years of service to the organization. In his new role, Salvato oversees the operations and growth of Goodwill’s retail operations division, which presently includes 20 stores in a 23 parish territory. Salvato brings more than 20 years of multi-unit retail leadership to Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. Throughout his career, he has opened more than 25 new retail stores with four different organizations. Salvato previously served as senior vice president of retail operations for Goodwill Columbus in Ohio for four years. At Goodwill Columbus, Salvato increased donated goods revenue from 18 percent to 32 percent of total organization revenue and built a purchased goods business, which resulted in an additional $600,000

GOODWILL® Recognizes Vital Function of Workers with Disabilities

September 30th, 2016|Comments Off on GOODWILL® Recognizes Vital Function of Workers with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (New Orleans, LA)— Grateful for the important role performed by workers with disabilities, Goodwill Industries® of Southeastern Louisiana (Goodwill) commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October. This year’s theme for NDEAM, administered by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, is “#InclusionWorks,” which underscores the important role played by workers with disabilities in enhancing workplace diversity. “Throughout its history, Goodwill has sought to meet the needs of all job seekers,” said William Jessee, president of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. “To this day, we offer programs for youth, seniors, veterans, returning citizens and people with disabilities to reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.” NDEAM’s origins date back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week of October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” The name was changed in 1962 by omitting

Save More at Goodwill

September 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Save More at Goodwill

Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana Produces First Ever Coupon NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 19, 2016)- Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana  is pleased to introduce our NEW customer appreciation coupon, available now in all our retail stores and donation centers. With the holidays fast approaching, Goodwill wants to show our customers we care and are always here to help them save money.  Upon presenting the coupon at check out, customers receive $5 off  $25 spent,  or $10 off $50 spent , after all prior discounts are applied.  The coupons will only be available while supplies last. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through job training, education, support services and employment. Last year, Goodwill provided job training, employment and community based services to 2,049 individuals and helped 231 people find jobs. Goodwill