Walmart Foundation provides $1 million grant for Operation: GoodJobs
May 21, 2012
The Walmart Foundation recently announced it will provide a $1 million grant for Operation: GoodJobs, a program run by Goodwill to help military veterans find jobs and succeed in the workplace. GoodJobs will provide veterans with a career assessment, job training and position placement. On top of that, the program will evaluate the needs of each participant and his or her family and develop a plan that will ensure economic security.
Goodwill agencies in Austin, Houston and Tacoma will receive funding from the grant by next year. The partnering organizations have found these three markets to be key in returning veterans' successful reentry into the workforce.
"Everyone is struggling to find good jobs these days, but veterans face particular challenges and it is our duty as a nation to support these young men and women who are having difficulties transitioning back into civilian life," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
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