Goodwill named #11 on Forbes'

January 28, 2015

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Goodwill® Recognized as One of America’s Most Inspiring Companies by Forbes

Ranked at #11 and Only Non-profit On List

For the third year in a row, Goodwill® has been included in Forbes’ annual list of America’s Most Inspiring Companies. Goodwill is the only nonprofit organization to make the prestigious list, coming in at #11 in 2014. Last year, Goodwill ranked #19.

You can access an e-print version of the Forbes article by following this link.

According to Forbes reporter Susan Adams, “Goodwill is a company with a long history of providing employment and job training to veterans and people with disabilities and other challenges.”

“Shopping and donating at Goodwill creates jobs and other training opportunities for people in communities across the U.S.,” said Kim Zimmer, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Development for Goodwill Industries International. “We are honored to be named one of America’s Most Inspiring Companies.”

The list is based on results from Performance Inspired, Inc., a consulting and training firm that helps organizations elevate performance through “the science of inspiration.” Prior to surveying 3,300 consumers to rank how inspirational they found a number of businesses, respondents were asked to think about the values, behaviors and attitudes of a hypothetical inspirational company and how it might compare to a real company.

For a list of the 20 Most Inspiring Companies click here.

About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at®. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government agencies to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services.