Goodwill offers employers significant cost-saving benefits through a variety of options for qualified candidates that can provide "free" or "subsidized" employment under a number of different funding programs. These options include:

  • Paid Work Experience - For work in a nonprofit or government agency for up to six months.
  • Unpaid Internships - Benefiting area youth and enhancing their career choice options and training.
  • Paid or Unpaid Externships - For graduates of the Goodwill Employment Training Center, our state-licensed proprietary school.
  • Job Shadowing - A true "win-win" opportunity for employers and Goodwill clients.

Subsidized employment is similar to on-the-job training in that a wage subsidy paid by Goodwill is negotiated with an employer. However, subsidized employment programs do not require the employer to provide any special training to the client other than that which any other employees in the same position would receive. The subsidy can be up to 50 percent of the client's wage and the subsidy period cannot exceed eight months. The client must be scheduled for at least 30 hours of work per week. The full 50-percent subsidy can be offered to employers only when the entry level wage is at least $6.50 per hour. Subsidized employment is suitable for both pre- and post-24 month welfare recipients.

Transitional employment is short-term community-based work "tryouts" that allow individuals to test their skills and learn more about their career options. Goodwill pays the entire wage for transitional employment situations.

For more information call 412-390-2197 or click here.


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