Goodwill NYNJ Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

This year on July 26, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ (Goodwill NYNJ) marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education, and public accommodations.

Goodwill NYNJ program helps NYCHA residents find employment

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) has continued to place people in employment during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of its 46 programs in the New York City metropolitan region, Jobs-Plus in The Bronx has placed more than 20 NYCHA residents in Covid-19 related positions like warehousing, maintenance, Healthcare and Security.

Goodwill NYNJ & Deloitte team up to create a world with no barriers to employment

Twenty-two employees from Deloitte spent their annual #ImpactThatMatters Day volunteering at Goodwill NYNJ with 50 participants from our Youth Pathways and Limited English Proficiency programs on Friday, June 7. Our Workforce Development programs prepare individuals for a successful entry into sector-based career pathways and sustainable employment.

Goodwill NYNJ President & CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge welcomed and thanked the volunteers for “contributing to a new vision for a world with no barriers to employment.”

Parris Caesar: Going from Part- to Full-Time Employment 

Parris Caesar joined our Supported Employment program back in 2006. Although Parris had little work experience at the time, he was motivated and enthusiastic to learn. But the journey was long. 

In 2009, Paris was placed at the Goodwill Outlet store as a part-time Production Worker. He quickly stood out as an efficient and dedicated worker. With the assistance of his Job Coach, he soon learned how to recognize high-quality donated goods that were likely to sell fast.

Goodwill, Google hold tech skills training session in Astoria

On February 5, Goodwill and Google held a tech skills training session for more than 40 job-seekers at the Goodwill NYNJ Astoria headquarters. In addition, 20 Goodwill NYNJ coaches who will support this training for other program participants in the future received a "Train the Trainer" session and   15 Google volunteers provided one-on-one support.