Associated Industries of Massachusetts presented the annual Gould Education & Workforce Development Award to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries of Boston Friday for helping thousands of people of all abilities break into the employment market and contribute to the Massachusetts economy.
Most people know Goodwill for its retail stores that sell everything from gently used clothing to home furnishings. Not enough know that those stores are the face of a sophisticated job training and placement organization.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries helps more than 8,200 people prepare for jobs each year – 7,700 people through Boston Career Link, the one-stop career center it operates, and another 560 people through its job training, including the First Step Job Readiness Program and the Human Services Employment Ladder Program. Take a look.