Giving back to the community starts with our employees
Half of Goodwill employees report a disability or a disadvantaging condition. Goodwill seeks to support all employees and their families who are facing hardship. The Employee Support Services Program gives employees emergency assistance, resources, life-skills training, and/or financial assistance so that a change in condition does not mean loss of income.
- Emergency assistance fund
- Financial management support
- Employee-donated vacation and sick hours bank
- Mental health counseling
- Legal counseling
- Recovery assistance
- Professional development classes
Are you a Goodwill employee and need support? Do you want to help and give back to your fellow coworkers? Email ESS@goodwilldenver.org to find out how you can get involved.
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