Workforce Development




The Workforce Development Department accepts individuals on a fee-for-service model. Self-referrals are also accepted. Agencies such as Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities refer individuals for our services.


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Goodwill helps individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment explore possible careers, prepare for the job market, and find appropriate employment opportunities within their community. This is a referral based program and we work one-on-one with our consumers.


Services offered include:

  • Job Development & Placement
  • Job Seeking Skills Training
  • Career Exploration
  • Community Based Assessment
  • Work Adjustment
  • Job Coaching/Mentoring


The primary purpose of the program is to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. Often, the path to a job is made easier by participating in other program services designed to improve and maintain employability. While participation in a service cannot guarantee employment, commitment from the participant to do his/her best and accepting guidance from the Workforce Development staff can be an asset in finding and keeping a job.

Our programs and services are individualized for each participant’s needs. Our participants work one on one with a job developer and or a job coach. The length of time in a program and the frequency of meetings vary with each program. This is often determined by the referral source.

Hire a Goodwill Referral

A Goodwill referral is a person with a disability or other barrier to employment who wants to work. Our services are designed to ensure individuals are well matched to the job, therefore achieving success in the workplace.

Funding is available from various agencies to assist employers with training, job coaches, workplace modifications and more. Employers who hire Goodwill referrals set a higher standard in the community, as they are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities or other barriers become self-sufficient through employment.



Annually we report our outcomes for the previous year to the community. To access the report click here.


For additional information about Goodwill's Workforce Development Department, please contact: 740-751-4282 or