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Goodwill Industries of Akron Overview:

Retail Operations

Goodwill is probablay best known for its retail stores.  Items donated by the public are sold in its retail stores and the income generated is used to help fund job training and placement services.   Click Here for a list of stores and Attended Donation Centers.

Mission Services

A leader in workforce development and vocational programs – helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Below is an overview of key services. To customize a specific program, contact a representative from the Mission Services team at 800-989-8428.

Career/Job Seeker
Career exploration & advising
Resume & interview preparation
Skill identification

Applicant screening
Pre-employment testing


Assessments & adjustments
Evaluations for individuals with visual impairments
Job coaching, placement & retention
Work experience
Youth programs

CARF Accreditation Gold SealGoodwill is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the area of Employment Services: Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services

Mission Services
Career/Job Seeker Services
Business/Employer Services
Individualized Services
Work Experience
Youth Employment Opportunities to Work (YEOW!)


Elizabeth Clark Emergency Fund

The Elizabeth Clark Emergency Fund was established to be a general emergency fund and today is utilized in collaboration with other organizations to help address the emergency needs of individuals and families. This is a fund of last resort and is limited to assistance with obtaining clothing, furniture and household items at any of Goodwill Industries of Akron’s retail stores.

Contract Services Capabilities

Goodwill Akron provides businesses locally with industrial services like:

  • Packaging & Assembly
  • Inspection
  • De-Manufacturing
  • Collating
  • Kitting
  • Re-Work
  • Industrial Sewing
  • Die-Cutting

Competitive pricing • Reliable, high quality workmanship • On-time delivery

Whether you need quick turnaround on a project, a more cost effective way of reducing your labor expenses, or simply an outlet to increase your production capacity, Goodwill’s Contract Services can help.

By using Goodwill for your needs, your business is helping to fund employment-related programs that help individuals in your community overcome barriers to competitive employment and self-sufficiency.


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