Develop Your Workforce
Why Hire People with Disabilities?
Businesses are discovering the labor market’s best-kept secret — hiring persons with disabilities can reduce high employee turnover and, in some cases, can also provide tax deductions. Furthermore, new employees under certain government programs are provided on-the-job training from agencies, such as Gulfstream Goodwill.
There are thousands of people with disabilities who are waiting to become loyal, productive members of the workforce. Concentrating on their ability rather than disability, they take pride in coming to work every day. This attitude is noticed by customers who see a workplace exhibiting quality, values and caring.
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries links pre-qualified job applicants with the workplace and provides vocational support leading to employee/employer success. Depending on your needs, staff may be hired on a part-time or full-time basis. Quality of employees include:
“My employee hired through Goodwill’s program, is one of my best. He is consistently on time and very dedicated, he has become a fixture at my store location and to the public. Goodwill provides the support through job coaching, as the new hire
becomes integrated into their team.” Glenn Camelio, Store Manager Starbucks
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is an opportunitunity for you, the employer and persons with disabilities. It will allow you to help themdevelop skills and gain experience that can be used to advance his/her career, and to perform job duties in your industry.
Benefits to Employers
Industrial & Subcontract Services
When a business needs production space and employees to handle a job, Gulfstream Goodwill has the facilities and trained staff. We offer three production locations with over 8,000 square feet combined capacity, two loading docks and a large warehouse. Competitive pricing and top-quality results ensure satisfied customers, as well as business growth. The following services are offered:
"On very short notice you were able to assemble everything into folders and deliver them back to us in a remarkable timeframe. We truly appreciate everything you all did to make our life a little easier." - Bonnie J. Keeley, Benefits Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Through Community Contracts, we offer your business a turnkey package, guaranteeing job completion and satisfaction at your business.
By engaging in a Community Contract, you receive the following benefits:
For more information about a job placement, OJT or contract services, contact the intake specialist at a Gulfstream Goodwill Industries' rehabilitation center nearest you. click here
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Training Department provides informational sessions on interacting with applicants and employees with disabilities. Some topics offered to our community partners are:
If you would be interested in arranging an informational session to be conducted on-site at your organization or if you would like more information on training opportunities, please contact the Training Department, 561-848-7200, Ext. 2297.