Goodwill® Granted $50,000, named Talent Developer by OneTen

We are excited to announce that Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is now endorsed by OneTen, a coalition of leading executives who put skills first. As part of OneTen’s network of talent development partners, Goodwill joins leading local, regional, and national education and skill-building organizations that help diverse talent identify, develop and build the skills to earn success. Together, we’ll cultivate more equitable access to opportunity and advancement for our participants and create more flexible talent pipelines and practices that will allow employees and employers to thrive.

“We look forward to having Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont join us as an endorsed talent developer to support us in our mission to hire and advance one million Black talent in the next ten years,” said Maurice Jones, chief executive officer of OneTen. “This effort will require a high functioning, multi-disciplinary coalition from corporate America, talent developers, Black talent, talent supports, and others, and it is crucial we have high-quality partners like Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont on that team. We are grateful for the work they have already done and are excited to partner with them going forward.”

OneTen has set out to change the way companies provide more equitable environments to drive better business outcomes and benefit all employees. Over the next 10 years, they’ll upskill, hire and advance one million Black individuals in America into family-sustaining careers, and be accountable for their ongoing retention, development and advancement.

“Goodwill is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the OneTen Coalition to create pathways to prosperity and a talent pipeline for Blacks and African Americans in our community. We are thankful to the OneTen Coalition for championing such an intentional national effort and awarding Goodwill a grant of $50,000 to be part of the village of difference makers,” said LaRita Barber, chief advancement officer for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. 

Our selection for this opportunity would not have been possible if not for the pathways that have been built over the years by our Employer Engagement and Goodwill University teams to provide a talent pipeline for individuals and employers in this community. Learn more about the career training programs and employment supports offered at Goodwill.

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