Goodwill Beyond Jobs
Rachal Underwood is a single mother and wanted a fresh start to support her son.
With a $7.7 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Goodwill Beyond Jobs program is expanding to 45 communities across America. And helping mothers like Rachal support their families.
Connecting Americans with work opportunities
For our communities, living better means greater access to opportunity. The Walmart Foundation supports many initiatives that provide opportunities through job training and placement, career advice and greater access to the resources that help people become self-sufficient.
Empowering 6,000 women through job and career skills
Dress for Success is focused on helping low-income women develop the skills they need to re-enter and advance in the workforce. Last year, the Walmart Foundation awarded $2 million to Dress for Success to provide job search assistance and career counseling, workforce readiness training and encouragement for thousands of women, helping them develop professional skills and personal habits that improve their job placement and career prospects.
Through this grant, Dress for Success will expand its Going Places Network to 60 affiliate locations across the U.S. to enable more women to obtain the skills and confidence needed to succeed in interviews and gain access to sustained employment.
Helping 2,000 low-income adults become workforce-ready
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, unemployment rates among low-income urban adults exceed the national average. This is where we can help. The Walmart Foundation is supporting programs that provide low-skill adults with service industry-focused workforce readiness training and job placement services that improve their opportunities for employment and self-sufficiency. Initiatives such as Walmart Washington@Work is helping 2,000 low-income, low-skill adults in the nation's capital develop the English, math and computer literacy skills, customer service skills and personal work attributes that employers are looking for in job candidates. Our goal is helping the long-term unemployed re-enter the workforce, as well as helping young adults obtain their first job and maintain sustained employment.