By Dwight Burdette (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Dwight Burdette (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Goodwill served 9.8 million in 2013

Goodwill Industries International, headquartered in Rockville, provided job placement and training to 9.8 million people in 2013, the company reported this week.

That’s a huge jump – 46 percent to be exact – from the 6.7 million it served in 2012.

But the number of people placed in jobs increased by only 21 percent from 2012.

Goodwill helped 261,875 people to gain meaningful employment last year, compared to about 216,000 the year before, according to the nonprofit’s website.

Still, it’s an increase.

The amount of money that workers placed by Goodwill earned also increased by about 21 percent. In 2012, they made $3.62 billion, which grew to about $4.4 billion in 2013. That comes out to about $16,800 per employee placed.

“Every 27 seconds of every business day, someone finds a job through Goodwill. Every 3 seconds, another person accesses Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Goodwill is generating opportunities for people to build brighter futures for themselves and their families.”

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