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What We Do

Goodwill Industries empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

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Employment Search Resources

Goodwill NYNJ has compiled a list of exterbal employment resources to assist individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Know Your Impact

Job Training

26,437

Residents of NYNJ received job training, coaching and employment, including nearly 7,397 individuals with disabilities.

Job Placements

1,962

Got a New York or New Jersey based job outside of our stores, including 780 individuals with disabilities.

Placing people into employment

1/hr

Goodwill NYNJ placed a person into employment every hour of every business day.

Number of donations

1,089,759

People have dropped their donations at our stores in 2019

Pre-used goods kept out of landfills

43 Million

Pounds of pre-used clothing and goods kept out of New York and New Jersey landfills to be recycled, refashioned, re-loved.

GoodTemps Temporary Staffing

679

Temporary employees are sent to work each day by Goodwill NYNJ through GoodTemps, our staffing agency dedicated to supporting people with disabilities on their journey to employment.

Reporting based on 2019

Uplifting The NYNJ Community

Goodwill NYNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We exist to uplift the local communities of New York and Northern New Jersey by using funds generated in our retail stores and donation centers to support employment opportunities for people with disabilities or other obstacles to employment

News & Events

Goodwill NYNJ moves HQ to Brooklyn

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ (Goodwill NYNJ) will end an important chapter in its history as the nonprofit organization closes its Astoria headquarters and moves to a new facility in downtown Brooklyn. Effective May 1, 2021, the official address of Goodwill NYNJ will be 25 Elm Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

New Bridge To Technology pilot program will prepare New Yorkers for advanced technology training programs

Goodwill NYNJ and Per Scholas Launch Bridge Pathway Pilot on Jan. 19, 2021 Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ receives $1 million from NYC Council and $300,000 from BNY Mellon to operate a bridge pathway pilot in partnership with Per Scholas to teach the skills required for advanced technology training programs and to connect to in-demand tech jobs.

Goodwill NYNJ receives $100,000 grant from Pinkerton Foundation to upskill security workers

Goodwill NYNJ has received a $100,000 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation to upskill 40 individuals per year who have gained security jobs through our Career Services Youth Pathways program (YouthPathways) and are looking to advance their careers. Thanks to this grant, Goodwill NYNJ will provide on-site training and exam preparation so they can obtain advanced certifications and higher wages. This new program launched on Nov. 1, 2020.