Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Achieving Success in the Workplace: How Goodwill Can Help

We all need opportunities to earn a living and launch our careers. But it takes skills (such as reading, computer literacy and ” soft” interpersonal skills) as well as tools (like job search tools and internet search capabilities) to find employment opportunities in today’s job market. Additionally, having a good resume and cover letter prepared can make a big difference when applying for jobs.

But all too often, many people in our local communities who want and need to work face multiple barriers to employment. These barriers could include mental or physical health challenges, disabilities, homelessness, or lack of supportive services such as assistive devices or accessible transportation. What can be done to overcome these barriers? This is where Goodwill comes in.

Local Goodwill organizations, like Ohio Valley Goodwill, help people overcome barriers to build job skills, find meaningful employment, and grow their careers. We believe that the value of work extends beyond earning a paycheck. Meaningful employment promotes confidence, independence, and community belonging.

Worldwide, 36.5 million people are served by Goodwill Industries International ““  2.1 million in person and 34.4 million via mobile and online services. In 2017 alone, Goodwill organizations helped more than 288,000 people train for careers in a variety of industries and receive the supporting services they needed to find, obtain, and maintain employment in their community.

Goodwill logo with tagline: we put people to work

Goodwill’s Logo

For more than 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has provided an array of vocational services for thousands of individuals with disabilities and homeless veterans in our community. These services include skills training, job placement, coaching support, resume and cover letter help, worksite support, and other related services designed to help job-seekers become more confident and equipped for success in the workforce. We invite you to read about some of the inspirational Success Stories of individuals who received vocational support from Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services.


Goodwill’s proud history of service is only made possible through the generous support of those who donate to and shop at our retail stores. When you donate your new and gently used items to Goodwill, we sell them in our retail stores or online at shopgoodwill.com. When someone buys these items, the revenue generated is used to help fund Goodwill’s job training and employment services! Plus, Goodwill’s innovative donate-resale model reduces waste and supports sustainability efforts that prevent the clogging of local landfills. It’s a cycle of success that supports communities, job-seekers, and the planet!

Goodwill's cycle of success logo

Goodwill’s Cycle of Success

Support Goodwill and become a job creator in your community today! View our list of locations to find a donation center or retail store near you.