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Goodwill Technical College Receives Grant from Bank of America Foundation

May 29, 2024|Comments Off on Goodwill Technical College Receives Grant from Bank of America Foundation

Upskill with Goodwill: Closing the Skills Gap in IT and Healthcare Goodwill Technical College was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation for its Upskill with Goodwill program. Goodwill Technical College recognizes the importance of providing our region's workforce with access to high-quality, non-traditional training opportunities that will give them the necessary skills and certifications to access high-growth, high-wage careers. Based on regional labor market data projections from the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), the need for workers in healthcare and information technology (IT) will continue to greatly increase through 2030. This grant will help us to close the skills gap by providing individuals with skills training for employment in allied health and IT. Post-pandemic changes in the healthcare landscape have contributed to an increased need for phlebotomists. Computer User Support has been recognized by Greater New Orleans, Inc. as an "on-ramp" job that provides a gateway to [...]

Round Up in April to Support Slidell Tornado Relief

April 12, 2024|Comments Off on Round Up in April to Support Slidell Tornado Relief

When you round your purchase up to the nearest dollar, your change can change a life right here in our own community! All proceeds collected through our Register Round Up program during the month of April will be donated to local relief efforts following the recent tornadoes in Slidell.

Jodee Daroca Named Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry

August 14, 2023|Comments Off on Jodee Daroca Named Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry

LCPA Announces 2023 Service Award Recipients The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) Annual Awards honor members for their remarkable contributions to the CPA profession and the communities they serve. Seth Norris, 2022-23 Chair, recognized the following individuals at our Annual Meeting on August 9. The Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award recognizes the contributions of an individual who utilizes the comprehensive skills and competencies of a CPA for the effective performance of an employer. For the first time in the award’s history, LCPA presented two individuals with this honor. Jodee Daroca, CPA, joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana in 2004 as CFO. Soon after operations came to a halt due to Katrina. Jodee was instrumental in restoring operations, and making sure employees and clients were cared for. Then, in 2020, shortly after she was appointed President and CEO, she faced another disaster…Covid…that shut down everything — and for a nonprofit that serves [...]

Jefferson Strong: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

July 26, 2023|Comments Off on Jefferson Strong: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

June 30, 2023; Kelcy Wilburn With four retail stores in Jefferson Parish — Kenner, Metairie, Marrero and River Ridge — Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana contributes much more to the community than great thrift finds. Not only does the organization bring in more than $5 million in revenue every year at its Jefferson Parish stores, Goodwill recently celebrated 75 years of doing what it does best: putting people to work. As a premier social service organization in Southeastern Louisiana, Goodwill helps people find their path to sustainability and a more abundant life. Founded in 1947, Goodwill Industries offers opportunities to people with employment barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment. In 2022, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana received the LiveWell Jefferson Healthy Business Award for Creative DEI Programs from the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. It has been named Nonprofit of the Year (New Orleans [...]

Goodwill SELA Expands with Acquisition of Former Lowe’s In New Orleans East

July 24, 2023|Comments Off on Goodwill SELA Expands with Acquisition of Former Lowe’s In New Orleans East

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is excited to announce the successful purchase of the former Lowe's Home Improvement store located at 5770 Read Boulevard in New Orleans East. This acquisition marks the establishment of "Goodwill East," a multifunctional space that will house a retail store, outlet store, opportunity center, workforce development services, warehouse operations and more. Expanding Goodwill Industries SELA into Goodwill East will allow the organization to provide essential programs and services to individuals in the community. Jodee Daroca, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries SELA, expressed her enthusiasm for the acquisition, stating, "We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter with the establishment of Goodwill East. This strategic acquisition will significantly enhance our ability to fulfill our mission of helping individuals with barriers to employment overcome challenges and achieve economic independence." Goodwill Industries SELA Board of Directors Chairman Stephen Lorio says, "the board recognizes the immense potential [...]

Join Us June 27 for a Career & Resources Fair!

May 22, 2023|Comments Off on Join Us June 27 for a Career & Resources Fair!

Join us at our Tulane Avenue corporate offices on June 27 for a career and resources fair! We have available positions across our retail, contracts and corporate divisions - view them here. We will also have multiple community partners offering resources including: Goodwill Technical College Goodwill Workforce Development Aetna Arc of Greater New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute Blue Green Vacations Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) City of New Orleans - Juvenile Justice Intervention Center Dress for Success Energy Smart New Orleans Free Phones LLC Job1 JMH Companies Lantern Light Louisiana Workforce Commission - Mobile Unit Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) Mission Rebirth New Orleans International Airport Ochsner Health Care Omni Hotels Orleans Parish Sherriff's Office Popeyes Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans Volunteers of America Waffle House See you there!