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Goodwill Launches Operation GoodJobs

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently launched a new program called Operation GoodJobs with the goal of serving the needs of homeless military veterans. With a grant of about $128,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor, Goodwill Industries has set a goal of training and matching 120 veterans with suitable jobs […]

Goodwill Launches Operation GoodJobs

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently launched a new program called Operation GoodJobs with the goal of serving the needs of homeless military veterans. With a grant of about $128,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor, Goodwill Industries has set a goal of training and matching 120 veterans with suitable jobs at Goodwill or other employers before June 20, 2016.

Qualified participants will also receive vouchers for housing through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A case manager will follow up with each veteran for at least nine months to make sure they still have stable employment and housing. Funds for clothing, tools, identification and transportation are also provided through the grant.

About 15 veterans have enrolled in the program so far. “Goodwill recognizes the unique challenges many of our service members face as they reintegrate into civilian life,” Bill Oakley, president of CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, says. “Employment is a critical missing link that helps veterans build a more stable life for themselves and their families. We look forward to serving our veterans as they have served our country.”

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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