Changing Lives through Creating Jobs

Together with our generous Mississippi community, our mission is to change lives by helping people with disabilities and other barriers obtain employment.

We provide:

  • Vocational training
  • Financial literacy
  • GED Classes
  • Scholarship program
  • Counseling and training assessment
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Job evaluation
  • AA meetings
  • Life skills training

Creating Jobs with MDRS VR

Through our partnership with Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation, we are able to further both organizations’ goals of creating jobs for those with barriers to employment.

Goodwill hires VR clients to assist them in finding employment and additional job skills. Two VR clients received fork lift certification and tuition assistance is being provided to a former VR client to attend college. Our new Jacksonian Plaza location even has a training center built for assisting VR clients and disabled and non-disabled employees to learn computer and soft skills.

ALL Goodwill employees have opportunities for advancement—we have a disabled worker who has been promoted to Vice President, and one promoted to Assistant Store Manager.

Watch to learn more about our partnership with MDRS VR

Our employees are the best embodiment of our Mission:

“I love Goodwill. I have come to call Goodwill my second home.”

“I’m thankful for Goodwill giving me a job.”

“Goodwill trained me and changed my life in many ways.”

“Goodwill has built my confidence up and taught me valuable career skills.”

“I love me some Goodwill!”