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Participant Spotlight: Herbert Jones

August 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Participant Spotlight: Herbert Jones

Workforce Development Programs: Department of Justice Goodwill Re-Integration Program (DOJ-GRIP)    Herbert Jones (58) was released from jail in May 2022 and, with the help of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana’s Workforce Development programs, has made a remarkable transition into a more positive lifestyle. While serving a five-month sentence, Jones enrolled in Goodwill’s DOJ-GRIP program and partnered with Career Navigator Trenzetta Howard. Soon after, he began the organization’s job readiness course called “Goodwill Educational & Advancement Readiness,” also referred to as GEAR. He completed and graduated from the program. Upon Jones’ release, Howard was able to help him receive temporary housing, gift cards for his personal needs, transportation assistance, and food and clothing vouchers. Howard also assisted him in acquiring his identification card and in his search for permanent housing. “Mr. Jones understands that he’s made some mistakes in life and is working hard to overcome them. I’m confident that

Goodwill Job Fair September 20

August 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Job Fair September 20

Join us on September 20 at our Tulane Avenue corporate offices for a job fair! We have employment opportunities available in our Retail, Contracts and Corporate Divisions. View our openings and apply online.

Goodwill Lakeshore Temporarily Closed for Renovations

August 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Lakeshore Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Our Lakeshore Goodwill store, located at 123 Allen Toussaint Boulevard, will be temporarily closed from Saturday, July 30, through Friday, August 5. We will reopen our doors with a new look on Saturday, August 6 at 9AM! In the meantime, we are still accepting donations daily until 6PM.

Goodwill Hosts Job Fairs 7/26 & 7/28

July 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Hosts Job Fairs 7/26 & 7/28

Goodwill is ready to help you find, obtain and keep a job! Come see us at either of our upcoming job fairs - July 26th at our Tulane Avenue Corporate Offices or July 28th at the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center. View our current openings here.

With community help, Goodwill changes local lives for the better

June 27th, 2022|Comments Off on With community help, Goodwill changes local lives for the better

By Amanda McElfresh, nola.com Four years ago, Conisha Bee knew she needed to turn her life around. But, as she struggled to find a job, she wondered if anyone would give her an opportunity. It was a chance encounter with an employee from Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana that put Bee on the right path. “I was actually about to start a different program when someone from Goodwill told me about their job readiness classes,” Bee recalled. “I decided to try one out. I didn’t want to leave. It was exactly what I needed at the time because I was lost. I didn’t know how I was going to make ends meet.” Thanks to those classes and the support of the Goodwill team, Bee has established a new career at the organization. She is now a job readiness instructor, helping others learn employment and technology skills. It’s a position she

WGNO: 75 years of Goodwill in New Orleans

June 21st, 2022|Comments Off on WGNO: 75 years of Goodwill in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— Most times we head to the Goodwill stores to find bargains or good deals on stuff we need, but in doing so you’re also helping to support a host of services that the nonprofit provides. Goodwill is also celebrating 75 years in New Orleans The retail store on Tulane Ave. is always bustling, and a place where deals on everything from clothing to furniture can be found. Tim Salvato, VP of Retail stated, “This store is one of our busiest, we normally get 250-350 customers a day.” There’s also a process for where items that didn’t sell can be recycled says Salvato, “These will go to and they’ll be resold in other areas by other companies. They also get turned into rags, insulation. They’ll have another life, outside of getting thrown away.” Not throwing people away is also at the heart of what Goodwill does. The money

How Goodwill’s new Opportunity Center in Houma will benefit Terrebonne and Lafourche residents

May 6th, 2022|Comments Off on How Goodwill’s new Opportunity Center in Houma will benefit Terrebonne and Lafourche residents

By Dan Copp, The Courier  Houma has a new resource for those seeking to learn valuable job skills. Goodwill Industries opened its new Opportunity Center at 1750 Martin Luther King Blvd. which will provide free job skills training. Goodwill officials along with local dignitaries marked the grand opening Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Sherry Wilmore, community coordinator of Goodwill Industries, said the facility will benefit both Terrebonne and Lafourche residents. “This is not just for Houma,” she said. “It’s for both Terrebonne and Lafourche. You get the resource and the access. Goodwill is beyond a thrift store. Most people would tell you it’s a thrift store but it’s more expansive than just a place where you can shop. It’s a place where you shop and the funds are returned to the community, which is what funds a portion of this opportunity center. So, when you shop at the thrift store, this is where the funding goes.”

Goodwill Southeastern Louisiana to Open Its First Attended Donation Center in the Region

April 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Southeastern Louisiana to Open Its First Attended Donation Center in the Region

NEW ORLEANS – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is proud to have opened the organization’s first Attended Donation Center (ADC) on Veterans Boulevard on March 18, 2022.  Each day, thousands of people come to Goodwill looking for help finding a job.  Goodwill’s job training and career services would not be possible without the generous donations of gently used items from donors every day.  This new 3200 square foot facility will provide a more convenient location for donors to drop off goods and continue their support of Goodwill’s mission. “For 75 years, We have been helping people overcome employment barriers and guiding them on the path to meaningful work,” said Jodee Doroca, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana.  “We see first-hand the positive benefits having a job has on a person’s overall health, family, and community.  These benefits are created through donations from our community members. We hope

Goodwill Job & Community Resource Fair – March 10th

March 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Job & Community Resource Fair – March 10th

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Gun Violence Prevention is hosting a job and community resource fair on March 10, 2022.  The event will be held at the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center (2nd Floor) located at 2020 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans. Multiple positions with competitive pay and benefits are available.  Click here to review all job listings.  Goodwill Technical College,  Goodwill's Workforce Development Center, and the Office of Gun Violence Prevention will have resources available.

Goodwill Stores Mardi Gras Closures

February 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Stores Mardi Gras Closures

Due to the schedules and routes of this year's Mardi Gras parades, please note the following upcoming store closures: GOODWILL METAIRIE 4329 Veterans Memorial Blvd Friday, February 18: closes at 5PM Saturday, February 19: closes at 3PM Sunday, February 20: closes at 2PM Sunday, February 27: closes at 4PM Tuesday, March 1: closed all day GOODWILL MANDEVILLE 4940 Hwy 22 Friday, February 18: closes at 5PM GOODWILL KENNER 1000 W Esplanade Blvd Saturday, February 26: closes at 4PM GOODWILL TULANE 3400 Tulane Ave.  Saturday, February 26: closes at 3PM GOODWILL LAPLACE 101 Carrollwood Dr Sunday, February 27: closed all day