What We Do

Believe in the Power of Work

Goodwill Industries in Lincoln is accredited through CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) and maintains an effective Employment Services Program that offers job training and employment programs to people who face barriers to employment. Goodwill’s client population includes people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, or dependence on public support. Today Goodwill Industries is unique; of all the agencies in Lincoln, it is the only one that serves the broad spectrum of persons with barriers to employment.

Job Connection

1731 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | (402) 477-0436

Goodwill’s Job Connection is located downtown in the Goodwill Retail Store. The purpose of Job Connection is to maximize the employability of job seekers in a market that requires some computer knowledge in nearly all jobs. Individuals may receive assistance with resume and cover letter creation and templates are available for use. Staff members are also available to help guide guests through online applications. Classes or tutorials for basic computer skills, typing and data entry are also made available. Many of the tutorials are available in both English and Spanish.

Retail Organizational Employment Program

This CARF accredited program provides work opportunities to individuals whom meet admission requirements and have sufficient skills to operate independently in a retail setting. The program is intended to help participants gain the skills necessary to obtain competitive employment. Individual Program Plans are developed and reviewed to help the participant work towards achieving the long term goal of competitive employment. Retail Organizational Employment is a non-fee program that is currently fully funded by store revenue with openings and schedules based upon the business needs of our many locations.

Goodwill Works Employment and Soft Skills Training

Goodwill Works Employment and “Soft Skills” training focuses on getting participants “job ready” by improving the skills, abilities and traits that pertain to personality, attitude and behavior.

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving involves the identification of problems and the formulation and evaluation of alternative solutions by weighing risks and benefits.

Communication Skills

Communication skills include the ability to speak well, listen well, give and understand instructions, and communicate in ways appropriate to the situation and audience.

Personal Qualities & Work Ethic

Personal qualities important to job performance include self-esteem, self-management, time- management, responsibility, and motivation.

Interpersonal & Teamwork Skills

Interpersonal and teamwork skills are those needed to negotiate with others, to participate as a member of a team, and to resolve conflicts maturely.