KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) recently opened its second retail location in Kissimmee. Located at 3052 Dyer Blvd. in the Osceola Village Shopping Center, the brand-new 21,000-square-foot store created 65 jobs and is the nonprofit’s fifth new construction project to open since May 2020.
The community will be able to shop for quality men’s, women’s and children’s items, household essentials, home décor as well as donate those items to the nonprofit. Like all Goodwill stores, the revenue generated through sales of gently used items funds the organization’s employment placement and Prosperity Planning, as well as its vocational rehabilitation program.
“While the new store provides a convenient location where the community can shop and donate, it has also created jobs that come with excellent benefits,” said Edward J. Durkee, president and CEO. “This directly supports Goodwill’s commitment to supporting the community and our employees in achieving their goals.”
Goodwill provides generous, best-in-class benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurances. The organization also offers a Tuition Scholarship Program that provides 100% of pre-paid coverage of tuition and associated costs to all interested part- and full-time employees with at least 90 days of continuous employment with GICF.
Goodwill’s Osceola Village store is still hiring. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, including individual store hours and the closest location, visit www.GoodwillCFL.org.
About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.
For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people living in Central Florida. Through 31 retail/outlet stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill diverted 18.9 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfills in 2021. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure meaningful employment, achieve their personal goals and thrive economically.