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Training Programs

Receive training in high-demand industries including construction, forklift, technology, logistics, medical billing and coding, and more.

Targeted Programs

While many of our training programs focus on a particular occupation, we also have programs designed to serve specific audiences.

Facility Services

We provide top-notch facility services to government and private business while creating jobs for over 200 employees with significant disabilities.

Careers at Goodwill

We're always looking for talented employees in Information Technology, Human Resources, Payroll and Accounting, Job Coaching, Retail, and more.

Our Mission Results From 2021

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People We’ve Put to Work

16,199

Percent Earning Working to Middle Class Wage

57%

Jobseekers We’ve Served

31,000

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Number of Employer Partnerships

5,000+

Number of Jobs on Career Connector

5,000+

Ranking for Employing People of Color

#1

Goodwill Career Centers

Goodwill provides everything you need for a successful job search. In our career centers throughout North Georgia, you can get access to job boards, resume software, computers, cover letter writing assistance, fax machines, job fairs, and even support from a career coach.

We knock down barriers for people struggling with their job search, including those with criminal backgrounds, gaps in their job history, and other challenges. And we can help you with the confidence you need to find a job.

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Get Career Training

We offer a number of training programs designed to give you an advantage. Goodwill provides programs and services to build soft skills, develop entry-level and advanced skills, improve marketability by identifying your strengths, and help you improve in areas where you may need development.

Explore Our Job seeker Events

Start your journey for a job, a better job, and career with Goodwill. Review our calendar and take advantage of in-person and virtual events designed to provide you with training resources that you need to get ahead.

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Access Our Online Services

Visit Career Connector and access virtual career services and job search resources from anywhere. Explore Career Connector on your own or visit your local career center for an overview of Career Connector and its many offerings.

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Facility Services

We provide top-notch building and grounds management services for government organizations and businesses and have kept a consistent set of satisfied clients for decades. This allows us to provide jobs for 200 plus people with severe disabilities.

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Start a Career at Goodwill

Join our team and be a part of a movement that is making a difference. Since 1925, we’ve been a non-profit dedicated to helping our neighbors. We do this by using funds from donations and stores to help job seekers find a job, a better job, and a career. We’re looking for talented, dedicated employees in a variety of areas.

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Our Success StoriesSee All Success Stories

Meet Veronica

A native of Fulton County, Veronica Lightburn graduated from Arabian Mountain High School and began her college studies at Oglethorpe University. Unfortunately, rising tuition costs prevented Veronica from completing her degree, and she began bouncing around in call center and other customer service roles. During this time, she became more interested in technology and had thought about learning to code, although the idea terrified her.

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Meet Aleese

Aleese Ingram, a lifelong resident of Snellville, has always had a passion for sports. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Kennesaw State University with plans to major in business. In May 2021, a friend alerted Aleese to a Facebook post promoting Goodwill’s summer internship opportunity with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, made possible by the Bank of America grant.

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Meet Akin

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Akin lost his sales job in the transportation industry. His ensuing job search proved unsuccessful, so he decided to move his family to Georgia. Settling in Douglasville, he began looking for work and spent six months completing applications and going on interviews to no avail.

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Meet April

Although her educational background was in the arts, April Dean Hunter always had a passion for science fiction and artificial intelligence. During her years as an administrative assistant, her interest in computers grew and she began teaching herself web development. As her knowledge of IT increased, April considered a shift to a technology career because the industry is characterized by flexibility. Goodwill helped her make the move to the IT industry.

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Meet Deja

SNAP referral Deja Trotter came to Goodwill in September 2019 because she was determined to become a welder. During her initial days in training, while she was assisting with administrative tasks, she told Case Manager Candace Davis that she hoped to be chosen for the Welding program, as she knew it would change her life.

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Meet Octavious

When Octavious saw an ad about Goodwill’s Technology Careers Program, he decided to visit the Smyrna Career Center to learn more. With his career path taking more twists and turns than he anticipated, he thought pursuing this program would lead him in a new direction – and the program seemed tailor-made for him.

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Meet Alexa

Gainesville resident Alexa Resendiz came to Goodwill’s Oakwood Career Center in August 2021, just a few months before her 19th birthday. She had completed high school in July and was ready to enter the workforce to earn money to help her family. Alexa shared with Case Manager Alex Balla that she wanted to overcome her shyness and build self-esteem. She also needed to find a job that would allow her to be home in the mid-afternoon so that she could watch her younger siblings while her parents were still at work.

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Meet Tony

Lawrenceville native Tony Ekeweme is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and Georgia State University. An industrious young man, he worked at Georgia State during college and when he completed his degree, he secured a production management position at Ricoh Electronics. Tony’s experience next led him to Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he handled inventory. During this time, he concluded that his interest in business operations called for more in-depth knowledge.

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Meet Quandarious

“In 2010, I walked into the South DeKalb Goodwill Career Center as a jobless 18-year-old father,” shares Quandarious Brinkley. Those fateful steps began an 11-year journey with Goodwill. In what he describes as a truly amazing experience, thinking back to that day, he could never have imagined the impact Goodwill would have on his life.

Read More

Meet Katherine

Snellville native Katherine Dobbs had been living in Florida with her husband when the COVI0-19 pandemic hit. As a result of the pandemic both her and her husband loss of their jobs. They decided to returned to Gwinnett County and settled in Grayson in October 2020.

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Meet Nathan

Gainesville’s Nathan Oliver joined the Marines right out of high school. He served for about six years, which included a combat tour in Iraq. Veterans often have challenges as they readjust, and Nathan’s issues unfortunately resulted in incarceration. Upon his release, he was referred to Goodwill by the Veterans Court.

Read More

Meet Veronica

A native of Fulton County, Veronica Lightburn graduated from Arabian Mountain High School and began her college studies at Oglethorpe University. Unfortunately, rising tuition costs prevented Veronica from completing her degree, and she began bouncing around in call center and other customer service roles. During this time, she became more interested in technology and had thought about learning to code, although the idea terrified her.

Read More

Meet Aleese

Aleese Ingram, a lifelong resident of Snellville, has always had a passion for sports. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Kennesaw State University with plans to major in business. In May 2021, a friend alerted Aleese to a Facebook post promoting Goodwill’s summer internship opportunity with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, made possible by the Bank of America grant.

Read More

Meet Akin

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Akin lost his sales job in the transportation industry. His ensuing job search proved unsuccessful, so he decided to move his family to Georgia. Settling in Douglasville, he began looking for work and spent six months completing applications and going on interviews to no avail.

Read More

Meet April

Although her educational background was in the arts, April Dean Hunter always had a passion for science fiction and artificial intelligence. During her years as an administrative assistant, her interest in computers grew and she began teaching herself web development. As her knowledge of IT increased, April considered a shift to a technology career because the industry is characterized by flexibility. Goodwill helped her make the move to the IT industry.

Read More

Meet Deja

SNAP referral Deja Trotter came to Goodwill in September 2019 because she was determined to become a welder. During her initial days in training, while she was assisting with administrative tasks, she told Case Manager Candace Davis that she hoped to be chosen for the Welding program, as she knew it would change her life.

Read More

Meet Octavious

When Octavious saw an ad about Goodwill’s Technology Careers Program, he decided to visit the Smyrna Career Center to learn more. With his career path taking more twists and turns than he anticipated, he thought pursuing this program would lead him in a new direction – and the program seemed tailor-made for him.

Read More

Meet Alexa

Gainesville resident Alexa Resendiz came to Goodwill’s Oakwood Career Center in August 2021, just a few months before her 19th birthday. She had completed high school in July and was ready to enter the workforce to earn money to help her family. Alexa shared with Case Manager Alex Balla that she wanted to overcome her shyness and build self-esteem. She also needed to find a job that would allow her to be home in the mid-afternoon so that she could watch her younger siblings while her parents were still at work.

Read More

Meet Tony

Lawrenceville native Tony Ekeweme is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and Georgia State University. An industrious young man, he worked at Georgia State during college and when he completed his degree, he secured a production management position at Ricoh Electronics. Tony’s experience next led him to Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he handled inventory. During this time, he concluded that his interest in business operations called for more in-depth knowledge.

Read More

Meet Quandarious

“In 2010, I walked into the South DeKalb Goodwill Career Center as a jobless 18-year-old father,” shares Quandarious Brinkley. Those fateful steps began an 11-year journey with Goodwill. In what he describes as a truly amazing experience, thinking back to that day, he could never have imagined the impact Goodwill would have on his life.

Read More

Meet Katherine

Snellville native Katherine Dobbs had been living in Florida with her husband when the COVI0-19 pandemic hit. As a result of the pandemic both her and her husband loss of their jobs. They decided to returned to Gwinnett County and settled in Grayson in October 2020.

Read More

Meet Nathan

Gainesville’s Nathan Oliver joined the Marines right out of high school. He served for about six years, which included a combat tour in Iraq. Veterans often have challenges as they readjust, and Nathan’s issues unfortunately resulted in incarceration. Upon his release, he was referred to Goodwill by the Veterans Court.

Read More