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Training & Job Placement

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Employment Services

Individuals who are referred for Goodwill’s Employment Services become part of a pool of qualified job candidates available for area employers. Job Coaches are available to assist them, their co-workers and employers as they begin a job. Goodwill works to match an individual's skills and interests with the needs and expectations of an employer.

Employers benefit from hiring individuals from this group of qualified job candidates because they have been carefully screened and come with training and on-the-job support from Goodwill staff. Individuals with disabilities are a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce, which results in reduced turnover and high-quality work for employers. Goodwill can also provide employers with assessments and recommendations specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), job analysis, and on-the-job training. In addition, employers who hire Goodwill candidates may be eligible for Work Opportunity Tax Credits.

Eligibility:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Documented disability or barrier to employment
  • Funding approval for programming
  • Referral from a DRS Counselor

Funding Sources:

State of Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

Location:

Metropolitan Chicago
Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - Englewood location
6054 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60636
Phone: (773) 627-5770

Services are provided on an individualized basis and include:

  • Assessment and career exploration
  • Job Seeking Skills and Preparation for job search
  • Job Development/Job Carving with employers
  • Resume building
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job retention and follow up
  • Job Coaching
  • SSDI Assistance
Contact our Intake Coordinator at (773) 627-5770 to make a referral or for more information.

Training and Job Placement