Economic Impact

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a human service agency providing Virginians with diverse workforce development services while also working to “Build a Better Community” through economic development and environmental initiatives.

Economic Impact Fast Facts:

2020 Economic Impact of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys:

  • Goodwill employed 1,015 people in 2020 in all its service areas, returning over $781,700 in Virginia payroll tax.
  • Goodwill’s 41 stores employed more than 740 people and returned nearly $1.6 million in sales tax revenue.
  • 2,598 people facing employment challenges were placed into jobs through Goodwill programs with an average wage of placement of $12.64 per hour.
  • Goodwill provided training opportunities that resulted in 6,321 credentials being earned by individuals participating in Goodwill programs.
  • Goodwill trained 806 people for careers in the high demand occupations of Information Technology (664 people), Healthcare (121 people), and Advanced Manufacturing (21 people).
  • Goodwill helped 231 people with a criminal background. Of those 86 individuals participated in the Re-Entry program and obtained competitive, community employment.
  • Goodwill worked with 285 youth to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable them to be work ready and prepared for their future.
  • Goodwill provided training and work opportunities to 408 individuals over the age of 55 in the work centers and through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), one of the largest senior employment training programs in the country, which Goodwill operates.
  • Goodwill assisted 17,760 people last year through Virtual Services which were created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Goodwill salvage and recycling efforts kept 11 million pounds out of local landfills.
  • Goodwill received 1,096,982 material donations from the community. By selling these donations in stores, Goodwill generated critical revenue to support job training and employment programs.
  • Goodwill had a $305.5 million economic impact and fiscal benefit to the 35 counties and 14 cities it serves in the Commonwealth of Virginia*.

*Pollack economic study, Spring 2018 for year ending 12/31/17.