Wal-Mart Foundation and Goodwill to help women re-enter job market
October 18, 2012
The Wal-Mart Foundation recently announced it's granting Goodwill Industries $7.7 million to expand a pilot program that helps women secure jobs that will enable them to support themselves and their families. With the funding from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Beyond Jobs initiative aims to benefit 12,250 women in 49 United States communities using Goodwill's approach to generating jobs, which includes offerings of training, employment opportunities and family support services.
Ultimately, the program is designed to provide women with the opportunities they need to become financially stable. This involves setting career goals and finding paths to reach them, through seeking out educational opportunities and using the correct tools. According to the Department of Labor, there is a disproportionate number of women who remain jobless in the wake of the recession.
"Beyond Jobs is designed not just to place women in jobs, but to provide them with the opportunity to earn credentials, enhance their careers in the emerging competitive labor market and support themselves and their families in the long-term," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management
programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.