Goodwill's Job-Link centers help people with employment, skills training, and family strengthening. Our trained employment consultants can assist with resume preparation, interviewing skills, and access to online employment opportunities. Job-Link centers, located across Southwest Florida, also provide computer access so that our clients can look for a job and submit online resumes and job applications. Many of our computers are equipped with adaptive technology to assist people with disabilities. Finally, Job-Link centers provide referrals to family strengthening services in the community. We partner with numerous agencies across Southwest Florida with the common goal of helping people become more independent. (If you are looking for employment opportunities with Goodwill, please visit our careers page.
Congratulations to Jessica Estrada for achieving the 2015 Breakthrough Achiever Award at the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida's 50th Golden Anniversary Awards.
For most people, finding a job is just one barrier on the road to independence. To support a household, you may need other assistance. Job-Link centers can connect you with the family strengthening providers that can give you the help you need.
Family Strengthening Services
We provide, or partner with agencies that provide the following family strengthening services:
- Money management (banking and budgeting)
- Housing and rental assistance
- Adaptive medical equipment loans
- English as a second language
- Income tax preparation
- Effective parenting courses
- Nutrition and healthy food choices
- Mortgage foreclosure assistance
- Mental health services
- Addiction and dependence services
- GED and Adult Education
- Utility payment assistance
- Medicaid and health insurance for children
Job-Link centers also provide access to ACCESS Florida, an online application service for food stamps, cash assistance, and Medicaid.
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties has been a primary supporter and funding entity of our organization for several years. The support garnered from United Way has supported multiple Job-Link sites (13 of our 15 sites are United Way Houses), our neighborhood outreach coordinator positions, and other services including our Mobile Job-Link and Beyond Jobs program.
This funding supported services for more than 12,384 individuals and families and contributed towards our success in securing jobs for more than 1,341 individuals.
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