Awarded WIOA Contract
WIOA is landmark federal legislation designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers in addition to assisting employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.
Effective February 1, 2021, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa (GINI) will serve as the WIOA Title I provider in 20 counties in northeast Iowa for related job seeker and employer services, employing vision, innovation, accountability, and efficient and effective use of resources in workforce development programming. GINI WIOA staff will help Title 1 Adult and Dislocated Workers, Youth, and Young Adults develop a process and plan to improve and increase their career and personal growth capabilities through education, job shadowing, and work experiences. GINI WIOA staff will work directly with business managers, supervisors, human resources offices, and company owners to determine their individual needs for prospective employees, then develop plans for individuals to acquire the skills and education needed to fill the position.
“Goodwill has a long and successful history in northeast Iowa of training and placing people in jobs that are mutually beneficial to local businesses and the individuals we serve.” “We’re excited about this new opportunity and the impact it will have on our local communities, ” said Steve Tisue, Vice President of Mission Services.
Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa, Inc., based in Waterloo, Iowa, started in 1960 and serves twenty counties in northeast Iowa as part of a network of 156 independent Goodwill® organizations. GINI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of community members representing the areas served by our organization. Goodwill® is privileged to serve individuals with a broad and varying range of abilities. We also help people and families who may have other barriers to independence. These needs may be health-related, socio-economic, circumstantial, temporary, long-term, etc.; our services and programs are tailored to the individual’s needs to achieve the best outcomes.