GreatNonprofits lists Goodwill

Media Contacts:
Christianne Ray, community relations manager for Goodwill Southern California, 323.539.2095 or

GreatNonprofits lists Goodwill Southern California as top-rated
Included on highly rated non-profit list for job training and placement

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 11, 2010 – Goodwill Southern California has been designated a top-rated job training and placement non-profit by The list of top rated non-profits features organizations that best exemplify a commitment to serving their community’s growing need for jobs in this economy.

The ratings were posted during the 2010 Job Training and Placement Awards, hosted by GreatNonprofits, Goodwill Industries International, the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services, and Guidestar. Ratings were submitted by members of the public who have volunteered, donated, or been served by the nonprofits. The final list is available at

“We are proud to be included as a highly rated job training and development organization,” says Goodwill Southern California president Doug Barr. “The value of positive reviews sets Goodwill aside as a leader in building stronger communities through job placement services.”

Goodwill Southern California’s mission of “transforming lives through the power of work” resulted in Goodwill assisting over 59,000 job seekers in 2009, and placing over 4,000 individuals directly in community employment with an average wage of $11.56.

About Goodwill Southern California
Since 1916, Goodwill has been turning donations and retail purchases into good jobs that have led to brighter futures for thousands of people with disabilities and vocational challenges. More than 59,000 people benefited from Goodwill Southern California’s (GSC) education, job training and placement programs last year. GSC operates 62 retail stores, 41 attended donation centers, three campuses and 24 service locations in the counties of Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino.

For more information about Goodwill and its programs, please call
1 (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit

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