Virtual Job Connection Center Updates

Our Job Connection Centers employment assistance services are available virtually and over the phone. For employment assistance, please call (407) 235-1541 or email jobconnection@goodwillcfl.org to receive services. We will not be able to assist individuals in-person at this time.

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Goodwill Job Training for a Brighter Tomorrow

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida offers life-changing services to those in need. In 2019, we provided more than 41,544 people with job training—helping them address barriers such as disabilities, homelessness, and lack of skills so they can enter or re-enter the workforce. These services helped place more than 9,325 people in jobs last year.

For more information on any of our mission services, please contact the Goodwill Vocational and Community Service Department at (407) 235-1560.

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Job Skills

  • Job Works 101 – This is an interactive seminar to learn about job search plans, networking, interviews, employment success, and more. Please call the Virtual Job Connection Center at (407) 235-1541 for the next available session.
  • Direct Placement Services – Our direct-placement services include career counseling, training, job matching, coaching and follow-up services for people with disabilities.
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Job Skills

  • On-the-Job Training for Individuals with a Disability – This program enables individuals with a disability to build work experience with hands-on job training, to get paid training on an actual job, to get résumé-building experience, to receive individualized training and support and to provide opportunities that may lead to competitive employment.
  • Veterans Services – Our veterans’ services help return our veterans to the workforce. Goodwill offers comprehensive training and services to assist military veterans with disabling conditions, homelessness, or other special needs—helping them return to the workforce and become self-sufficient.
  • Supported Employment Services – These services provide work for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. They include individualized job search assistance, customized employment, competitive employment in an integrated environment, job coaching and identification of natural supports, and long-term follow-up.
  • Specialized Job Placement Services – Our specialized job placement services help individuals find the best community employment opportunities possible. They include career counseling, résumé development and job search assistance, job analysis and matching, short-term job coaching, and long-term follow-up.

Did You Know?

Goodwill provided more than 41,544 Central Floridians with employment training and 9,325 with placement services in 2019. And we're just getting started.

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S.T.A.R. Transition & Youth Programs

  • Pre-Placement Training and Work Experience – Comprehensive Job Search and Employment Preparation for Youth
    • Résumé formats and online applications
    • Job fairs and tips for success
    • Interviewing skills and dressing to impress
    • Utilizing supervision effectively
    • Handling workplace conflict
    • Self-advocacy
    • Transportation strategies and resources
    • Career enhancement resources
  • Project COMPASS – Project COMPASS helps non-violent offenders ages 14 through 18 develop solid study habits and complete a curriculum program.
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Financial Program

  • LIFT Orlando – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida and LIFT Orlando partnered to establish a Financial Wellbeing Center in the heart of the West Lakes community (zip code 32805). Along with partner organizations, services to help increase financial literacy and wealth, while decreasing the number of residents living in poverty, include:
    • Financial wellbeing messaging
    • Financial literacy classes
    • One-on-one financial counseling