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Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Employment - Recruiting - Staffing, Other Great Industries
250 - 500 employees  |  
For over 92 years, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has led the region’s ongoing battle against unemployment. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit estimates it has served nearly 1 million clients and placed almost 90,000 individuals into jobs over its history. These Metro Detroiters have benefited from the nonprofit organization’s employment training, education, support and job placement programs.
About US
In the late 1890’s, Methodist minister Edgar J. Helms was seeking innovative ways to help the jobless, immigrant population in Boston. He began collecting unwanted household items and hired the jobless to repair and refurbish the items. Income from the resold items paid the workers’ wages. The system worked and the Goodwill method of self-help was born. Goodwill Industries was formally incorporated in 1902 with job skills training programs and even rudimentary job placement services.

Reverend John Martin founded Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit in April of 1921. A merger between Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and the League for the Handicapped took place in 1970 and paved the way for a more efficient and comprehensive system of delivering services.
Job Placement
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has a long history of facilitating successful job placements in a variety of businesses. These positions are in a wide range of fields, including:
• Clerical
• Food Service
• General Labor
• Hospitality Services
• Janitorial
• Manufacturing
• Medical
• Retail
• Security
Goodwill’s experienced staff is able to assess an individual’s abilities and make an appropriate job match. In addition, a Goodwill staff representative is accessible and responsive to the employer’s needs.

Employment Follow-up/Retention Services
Those who gain employment are provided ongoing assistance from Goodwill Industries. Guidance and supports are provided to assist an individual in maintaining his/her job. The staff has access to a wealth of community resource information. By linking the job seeker with these resources, job seekers can overcome barriers that may affect their employment success. Examples of the supports provided include assistance with transportation arrangements, childcare referrals, work attire, etc.

ADA Consultation
Goodwill’s staff provide ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Consultation services to employers to assist in:
• Reducing/preventing work-related injuries
• Broadening their labor market
• Achieving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations

Goodwill is available to train employers and their employees in the practice of safe and effective work methods, the identification of potential barriers and support systems, and the development of compensatory strategies, adaptations and accommodations.

Contact US

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Human Resources Department
3111 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

For more information, please contact Human Resources at:
Phone: (313) 964-3900
Fax: (313) 557-8554