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Now Hiring: CFO and VP Position

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Now Hiring: CFO and VP Position

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President (CFO & VP) About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana (SELA), INC Mission-Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana offers opportunities to people with disabilities and other employment barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment. Nationally, Goodwill Industries, Inc. is North America's largest nonprofit provider of employment and training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. We also employ more people with disabilities than any other private-sector business in the world. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana with administrative offices located in New Orleans, Louisiana is currently in its 73rd year of service to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Over this period, Goodwill has grown substantially from (2) two employees to a diverse employee base of approximately 700 with annual revenue of more than $35 million. Socially, the growth has gone from zero programs to fifteen

Meet Our New CEO

June 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Meet Our New CEO

NEW ORLEANS—(June 25, 2020)—The board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana has appointed Jodee Eyster Daroca, President and CEO of the organization. She has held the position of interim since January 2020. “Ms. Daroca has been with Goodwill for 15 years and has led us through some tumultuous times,” said board chairman Steve Lorio. “As we navigate this current crisis and return to normalcy, we are proud to have her at the helm.” Daroca succeeds William Jessee who retired last year after 21 years with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. Prior to her appointment, Daroca served as Vice President and CFO of Goodwill since 2005. In that capacity, she brought the company back from disaster following Hurricane Katrina. In her leadership role, she manages daily operations for the 23-parish service area including 23 retail stores, eight community programs serving close to 3000 clients, the Goodwill Technical College, thirty-eight

Updated Store Hours

June 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Updated Store Hours

About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc., Goodwill serves and advocates for the employment of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages and works to raise awareness of the barriers that they face by providing case management, job training, employment and support services for veterans, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated workers, youth aging out of foster care, and dislocated workers. In 2019, Goodwill served 3,287 people and placed 458 people in employment.

Statement from Goodwill SELA

June 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Statement from Goodwill SELA

About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc., Goodwill serves and advocates for the employment of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages and works to raise awareness of the barriers that they face by providing case management, job training, employment and support services for veterans, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated workers, youth aging out of foster care, and dislocated workers. In 2019, Goodwill served 3,287 people and placed 458 people in employment.

Drive Thru Food Pantry Moved to Thursday

June 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Drive Thru Food Pantry Moved to Thursday

The regularly scheduled drive thru food pantry has been moved from Wednesday, June 3rd to Thursday, June 4th, 9:00 a.m. at Goodwill - 3400 Tulane Avenue. About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc., Goodwill serves and advocates for the employment of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages and works to raise awareness of the barriers that they face by providing case management, job training, employment and support services for veterans, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated workers, youth aging out of foster care, and dislocated workers. In 2019, Goodwill served 3,287 people and placed 458 people in employment.

Welcome Back Goodwill!

May 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Welcome Back Goodwill!

Welcome Back Goodwill! I hope that you all have been staying safe and healthy during our time apart. It’s been a difficult two months, but we are seeing the beginning of our return to serve our clients and customers. We will reopen most of our stores on Friday, May 15th and our two Orleans Parish stores on Saturday, May 16th adhering to the strict guidelines from the State of Louisiana. Employees will wear protective gear including masks and gloves. Sanitizing products have been delivered to all stores and employees will clean stores regularly. The number of customers will be limited in each store and will be required to wear a mask. We will continue to follow the guidance of the State of Louisiana regarding the full return to our administrative offices. We look forward to when we can all be together again. In the meantime, I ask that you continue

Re-Opening

May 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Re-Opening

WE ARE RE-OPENING! All of our Goodwill locations, excluding Orleans Parish, will open on Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm and all Orleans Parish Goodwill's will open the following day on Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. Find a store near you: www.goodwillno.org/find-stores/ Goodwill is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment. Last year alone, Goodwill served 3,287 individuals with disabilities and other employment barriers and placed 458 in jobs.

Weekly Drive-Thru Pantry

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Weekly Drive-Thru Pantry

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, in conjunction with New Orleans District B City Councilman Jay Banks and Second Harvest Food Bank, will hold a food pantry drive-thru at its corporate office located at 3400 Tulane Avenue every Wednesday in April and May. Volunteers will be giving out pantry boxes between the hours of 9:00 a.m. till they run out. “Our mission is to strengthen families and communities,” said Goodwill interim president and CEO Jodee Daroca. “Through these unprecedented times, Goodwill is looking for alternative ways to serve our clients. We are proud to partner with Councilman Banks and Second Harvest.” Participants will enter the Goodwill parking lot from South Jeff Davis Parkway, drive in front of the building where volunteers will load the pantry boxes into cars and exit onto South Clark Street. About Goodwill: Goodwill is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to people with disabilities and

COVID-19 Updates

March 17th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE: March 27, 2020: Although our stores are currently closed we are accepting donations. We ask that you drop off your items before 2:00 p.m. daily. Please keep in mind that we cannot accept certain items. That list can be found here - https://goodwillno.org/donate/donation-guidelines/. Monies raised through donations are used to fund our mission programs. We will need every dollar and more when we reopen to ensure that we serve all clients that come to us in need. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.   March 24, 2020:     Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is complying with the government mandates of stay at home. We have closed our stores and administrative offices and will reopen when the mandates are lifted. Your donations of gently used items of clothing, accessories, housewares, working electronics, books, and furniture are always welcome. Our guidelines of items that we cannot accept still remain. Please visit our website

Good Turn Day 2020

February 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Good Turn Day 2020

March 7, 2020  9:00am- 8:00pm 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 (such as clothing, books, shoes, purses, ect.) to bring to their local Goodwill and are honored with a “Good Turn” patch for participating.   Your participation also helps make the general public aware of Goodwill’s mission and need for donations of quality gently used goods.  Once items are received, they are processed and sold in Goodwill’s 23 retail stores to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages prepare for, find and retain work.  Your donations also keep millions of reusable items out of local landfills, making your good turn also good for the environment.   Not sure what or where to donate? Click below for links to our donation guidelines and store