2016 Best Places to Work in the North Bay
FOR NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | September 19, 2016, 12:01AM
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES REDWOOD EMPIRE FOUR-TIME WINNER
SANTA ROSA — Goodwill is much more than a chain of retail outlets selling pre-owned clothing, furniture and household items. It gives those who otherwise would be unable to get jobs, or thought they would never get off the streets, an opportunity to find hope and a path to a better life, while also aiding those hurting financially.
“Goodwill changes lives by helping people see their potential. We take pride in supporting those on welfare, who are homeless, on food stamps, and people with mental health issues by offering free counseling, drug and alcohol treatment and training. These services are designed to enable them to re-enter the workforce, improve their quality of life and become productive members of the community.”
CEO Brandy Evans says, “The diversity of our people, and what we do to serve them and our customers, makes this a best place to work. Most people are not aware of the many things we offer or the positive impact we have on those less fortunate.”
The organization inspires people while helping them move toward stability. It instills a sense of satisfaction that comes from earning a living by assisting them in recognizing their skills and abilities, and then applying them in productive and consistent ways.
“I see so many people every day who have overcome challenges, turned their lives around and feel successful just by what Goodwill has offered them. I am proud to tell anyone that I work for Goodwill.”