Did you know?
In 2019, Goodwill of the Heartland:
- Provided services to 3,947 people with barriers
- Had 701 job placements
- Provided services to 300 Military Veterans
- Provided 102,994 hours of job training
- Diverted 9,973,595 pounds of donated goods from landfills
I had no idea!
We hear that a lot.
"I had no idea you help people with disabilities."
"I had no idea you help homeless veterans."
"I had no idea you just launched a soybean oil packaging plant that is expected to create 40 new jobs."
"I had no idea you have an industrial contracts facility that provides packaging and sub-assembly work for other businesses."
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Robert had not worked for several years. He has a medical condition that required accommodations by an employer. Robert needed support to seek those accommodations so he could be successful in his employment. Robert also has a criminal background from a charge in 2013 that could have made him ineligible for employment at many businesses.
Robert was interested in working close to his apartment due to health concerns and relying on the bus system for transportation. Robert conveniently lives near the Lantern Park Hy-Vee in Coralville and expressed interest in working there.
Robert was offered a part-time position as a Courtesy Clerk that began in January 2018. He received great feedback from the front-end manager regarding his friendly smile and his great customer interactions. His hard work did not go unnoticed by coworkers and customers alike. He continued as a Courtesy Clerk until the head of the store’s meat department approached Robert in April about working for him. The HR manager arranged for Robert to shadow the meat department for a shift and was willing to adjust the schedule to fit Robert’s needs. Robert was thrilled for the opportunity to work in the meat department and officially switched to the new position in May 2018. In July Robert was voted employee of the month.
Given the incredible strides Robert made towards finding and maintaining employment, Goodwill selected him as the recipient of the 2018 Edgar Employment Achiever Award winner.
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