Press release

Indeed Announces Partnership with Goodwill Industries International to Help One Million Job Seekers Find Work

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the world’s number one job site, announced today a commitment to helping
one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next
five years. Goodwill
Industries International
, North America’s leading workforce
development provider, will serve as a strategic partner in this effort
in the U.S. and Canada.

“Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs. Though we are in the midst
of one of the strongest labor markets in recent memory, we know there
are millions of people still struggling to find work,” said Chris Hyams,
CEO of Indeed. “The right job opportunity can change someone’s life, and
working with Goodwill will help us reach people that need extra support
to find it.”

“Together with Indeed, we believe we can help companies discover that
their next great hire may not have a traditional background or career
path, but that person has the skills and qualifications needed to make
positive contributions,” said Steven C. Preston, president and CEO of
Goodwill Industries International. “We have a great opportunity to bring
our job seeker resources together to make a major impact on the
trajectory of people’s lives.”

Indeed and Goodwill will identify solutions that will help job seekers
who are overlooked or face barriers find work. The initial areas of
focus will include:

  • Skills-based Assessments: Indeed and Goodwill will pilot ways
    to use Indeed’s online Assessments
    tool to help job seekers better demonstrate their skills to find the
    right job.
  • Employer Hiring Events: Indeed and Goodwill will partner with
    employers who have immediate hiring needs to host hiring events at
    Goodwill locations using Indeed’s event management tools, providing
    opportunity for on-the-spot job offers.
  • Job Seeker Support: Goodwill job seekers will receive tailored
    resources to help them navigate online job search. Initial pilots
    include an Indeed portal designed for Goodwill and training on how to
    build an online resume and job search on Indeed.

Indeed and Goodwill will test and refine these and potentially other
activities in 2019 to help job seekers with a focus of scaling the
program across North America. Indeed will work with various partners
globally to help one million people find work through 2023.

About Indeed:

More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job
site in the world (comScore, March 2018) and allows job seekers to
search millions of jobs in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than
250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and
research companies on Indeed, and Indeed delivers 3X more hires than any
other job site (SilkRoad Technology Source of Hire Report, 2018). For
more information, visit

About Goodwill Industries International:

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a network of 160
community-based, autonomous organizations in the United States and
Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. For the past three years,
Goodwill was ranked in the top five brands that inspired consumers the
most with its mission in the World Value Index, commissioned by the
creative agency, enso. Goodwill has been on Forbes’ list of top
20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years, the only
nonprofit featured on that list. Last year, local Goodwill organizations
collectively placed more than 288,000 people in employment in the United
States and Canada. In addition, more than 31 million people used
computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training,
mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills, and
more than two million people received in-person services.

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