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Partnerships & Requests

Goodwill can be a valuable partner for you and your organization. Lend your name and support to one of our events or collaborate with us as we innovate new ways to solve the problems facing our communities.

Partner with Goodwill

  • Request a Speaker

    Would your company, organization, club or social group like to hear the Goodwill story? We are, after all, much more than stores! To help us spread the word of our mission, consider hosting a speaker from Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. We are flexible, willing to travel to any part of the 10 counties we serve, and will tailor our message to your group!

  • Employers

    Goodwill’s mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build stronger communities by offering job preparation to those seeking self-sufficiency and helping them find jobs in the community. As an employer, you play a very important role in our mission!

    How does an employer benefit?

    Hiring a person who is supported by Goodwill means less time spent on training for you and more productivity for your business. That’s because Goodwill pre-screens the people in our programs to see who would be the right match for your needs, and then provides on-site support to that person as they get to know the job (should you choose to hire them).

    How does the program work?

    A Goodwill staff member accompanies the person in the Goodwill program to the work site for an agreed-upon amount of time. Doing this ensures the person selected is a natural fit with the culture and performance standards for the specific worksite. During this time, Goodwill is responsible for assuming liability coverage for Goodwill staff and people who are at your work site through Goodwill. Any program-related costs, including compensation if applicable, are paid by the agency that referred the person to Goodwill. In short, there is no cost to you to try working with Goodwill!

    If you are interested in partnering with Goodwill by providing a worksite for learning and experience, or by hiring people who are enrolled in Goodwill programming, call (216) 906-6453 or contact us today.

Partnerships & Request

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