Job Development

Job Development

Showcasing your value

Do you have trouble finding an employer willing to give you a chance? No matter the barrier – such as a criminal record, disability, substance abuse disorder, age – we can help. At Goodwill, we get to know you, your interests, and your skills, so we can highlight them as we work to find the right employer for you. We’ll help build your confidence and polish your skills so employers can see the value you bring to their operation. Goodwill of South Central Ohio can often provide services for those who live in Athens, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Vinton counties at no cost to the individual.

Job Fitting

Our experienced employment specialists:
  • Meet with you one-on-one to provide vocational services.
  • Explore the jobs and careers you are interested in.
  • Provide resume and interview assistance.
  • Help you become successfully employed

Personal Job Guide

Once you have a job, Goodwill may continue to provide you with support for your new employment such as:
  • Help you resolve any issues you may have with your employer.
  • Help you identify transportation resources.

Certified partners

At Goodwill, we strive to form caring relationships with those we serve. We are a certified provider through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. We also have earned accreditation by CARF, an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes. With more than 50 years of cumulative experience, Goodwill’s workforce development staff is trained and certified to help you find and retain employment. They are:
  • Certified Employment Support Professionals
  • Certified by Ohio Employment First
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
Goodwill partners with various local employers and provider agencies including:
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Veterans Administration
  • County Boards of Developmental Disabilities
  • Paint Valley ADAMH
  • Bureau of Workers Compensation
  • Business partners have spanned a variety of fields including retail, food service, healthcare, veterinary, car dealerships, and insurance.
Goodwill also has a benefits analyst who can meet with you about how entering the workforce may impact any benefits you receive.

I’m in! What do I do?

Call Goodwill at 740-702-4000 and ask for more information about the missions program.
We’re available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.