Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago is a non-profit social enterprise providing employment, training and support for people experiencing barriers to work. At Goodwill, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive. As a leading workforce provider for over 100 years, the work we do extends far beyond what shoppers see in our retail stores. Despite the pandemic, in 2020 nearly 40,000 people received support services and over 4,300 job placements were made in the community.
As the largest Goodwill among more than 150 agencies in North America, our organization has more than 90 locations across a 23-county territory. Over 5,100 employees are committed to creating meaningful impact and putting Goodwill’s mission into action through their daily responsibilities and participation in engagement opportunities that stretch past their everyday work.
Our business portfolio currently includes a robust retail operation of 70 Goodwill Store & Donation Centers and a thriving ecommerce business, commercial laundry and linen services, Goodwill TalentBridge - a full-service staffing and recruiting firm, and Goodwill Great Lakes which provides food, administrative, and logistic services for the U.S. Navy.
Additionally, mission services include training programs and employment services for people experiencing barriers to work, support and resources for job seekers, day programs for people with disabilities working to gain confidence and independence and a home delivered meal program.
Goodwill has continually transformed its business portfolio and service delivery model to meet market and community needs, positioning us for continued growth well into the future.