Workforce Development

Find Employment Opportunities

Are you a person with a disability?
Do you need help finding and keeping a job?
You may be eligible for our Workforce Development Program.

Goodwill’s mission is to help individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment explore possible careers, prepare for the job market, and find appropriate employment opportunities within their community. The primary purpose of the program is to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. Often, the path to a job is made easier by participating in other program services designed to improve and maintain employability. While participation in a service cannot guarantee employment, commitment from the participant to do his/her best and accepting guidance from the Workforce Development staff can be an asset in finding and keeping a job.

Our programs and services are individualized for each participant’s needs. We use person centered planning. This involves working with you, your family, or other stakeholders to have input to meet your employment goals. Our participants work one on one with a job developer and or a job coach. Meetings are tailored to fit the person either at a Goodwill facility, another accessible location or virtually through Zoom. The length of time in a program and the frequency of meetings vary with each program. This is often determined by the referral source. Currently there is no wait time for services.

Services offered include:

  • Job Development & Placement
  • Job Seeking Skills Training
  • Career Exploration
  • Community Based Assessment
  • Work Adjustment
  • Job Coaching/Mentoring
CARF Accredited

The Workforce Development Department accepts individuals on a fee-for-service model. Self-referrals are also accepted. Agencies such as Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities refer individuals for our services.  When the fee for services is paid by a service provider, such as Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, there is no charge to the consumer. All services described are provided by Goodwill staff and no services are subcontracted.

The criteria to apply:

  • Documentation of mental, emotional, physical, or vocational disability or the person is economically disadvantaged.
  • Potential to care for own personal needs.
  • 14 years of age or older.
  • Ambulatory or mobile non-ambulatory.
  • Substance abuse in full remission for employment programs.
  • Possess functional communication skills.
  • Impairment or conduct not dangerous to self or others.
  • Self-medication. Facility personnel are not responsible for administering, handling, storing, maintaining, monitoring or disposing of medications either prescription or over the counter.
  • Must be eligible for third party funding or the ability to self-pay.

General Office Information:
345 East Fairground Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Office is closed on major holidays.
(Hours and days available for specific services may vary.)

If staff is not available, please leave a phone message.  Staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Frequency of meetings and length of time in a program varies depending upon the type of program/service.  If there will be a delay in starting your services, you will be notified by telephone or by mail.

Transportation can be provided to service related appointments at no charge to you.

Goodwill uses person centered planning.  This involves working with you, your family, or other stakeholders to have input to meet your employment goals.

You are responsible for any cash you might have with you.

You are responsible for taking, handling and storing your own medications if you might need the medications while working in one of Goodwill’s programs.

Goodwill offers services in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties in Ohio. These services can be offered in person or through virtual (phone, live chat, text, zoom, video conference or platform) services.

If the selected program has no openings, participants will be placed on a waiting list according to the date their referral was received, both the consumer and referral service will be notified that there will be a delay in the start of their service.  As program openings become available, participants will be taken off the list in the order listed and/or the consumer’s availability.

Hire a Goodwill Referral

A Goodwill referral is a person with a disability or other barrier to employment who wants to work. Our services are designed to ensure individuals are well matched to the job, therefore achieving success in the workplace.

Funding is available from various agencies to assist employers with training, job coaches, workplace modifications and more. Employers who hire Goodwill referrals set a higher standard in the community, as they are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities or other barriers become self-sufficient through employment.

Annually we report our outcomes for the previous year to the community. We value our customers, our team, and our community. Thanks to them and their commitment, our results continue to improve. View the Opportunity Ohioans Disabilities Report.

For additional information about Goodwill’s Workforce Development Department, please contact:
740-751-4282 or [email protected]