REAL WORK FOR REAL PEOPLE
Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, has been a leader in helping people fulfill their dreams through work since 1933. We train and employ people with disabilities and others who may be at a competitive disadvantage in the job market.
Many people know Goodwill as a place to donate used clothing or household items. But did you know that Goodwill is also a place where thousands of formerly unemployed individuals have been given the opportunity to earn a living and the chance to succeed in life?
Goodwill offers a variety of employment programs and job opportunities for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency. Learn more about these programs below:
The AbilityOne program provides part-time job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in a supportive, team-oriented work environment at several Federal properties.
Employment Solutions connects with companies across the Metro to learn about their business and hiring needs. This program then works to match those needs with jobseekers served by Goodwill in the Omaha Metro, Council Bluffs, Fremont areas, as well as other agencies in the community. We strive to become experts in your company’s operations and foster placements that truly fit those demands. Employment Solutions also works one-on-one with clients to learn more about them, and what they want in employment, and then we assist them in their job search by providing them with relevant job leads.
The Work Experience program can be the first step toward successful job placement. This program offers high school special education students, who are nearing the completion of their high school education, an opportunity to gain exposure to a work situation in a supportive environment.
YouthBuild AmeriCorps* is a program for young adults ages 16 to 24 years who have struggled with school, many not having a high school diploma, and need help getting their life back on track. YouthBuild AmeriCorps is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.
Our many employment and training services are funded through government agencies, grants, private support and proceeds from the sale of donated goods at our 16 convenient shopping and donating locations throughout the metro. To learn more about each program, please click here.
Through our local retail stores, Goodwill offers a variety of value-priced merchandise to its customers at 16 convenient locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Gretna and Council Bluffs. With new goods arriving daily at each location, Goodwill offers customers a unique shopping experience. From clothing to furniture to antiques and collectibles, you never know what you will find at Goodwill. Click here to find a location near you!
Please click the links below to access our IRS Form 990 for Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa (Goodwill), and for Goodwill Specialty Services, Inc. (GSSI). Forms may also be found through Guidestar.
You may also find our Annual Reports by clicking here.
View our Strategic Plan by clicking here.
Accreditations and Affiliates
Goodwill is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency that is governed by a local board of trustees. We are a member agency of Goodwill Industries International of Gaithersburg, MD.
Goodwill is also affiliated with the federal Ability One program, which provides jobs for people with severe disabilities at federal facilities.
Goodwill is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
* Goodwill’s YouthBuild program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $895,437, or 75% of total program costs. Goodwill and other nonfederal support funds $223,859, or 25% of program costs.