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About Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England enables persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and personal engagement.

It was the recognition of the basic human need to work that led Edgar J. Helms to establish what is now known as Goodwill Industries, over a century ago. Working in the settlement houses in South Boston, he saw
 – more... new Americans who were lacking in basic essentials: food, and clothes - dignity.

So, he took it upon himself to solve the problem. He went with horse, buggy and burlap bags to the homes of Beacon Hill. From their generosity, he clothed those in need. Yet he saw that giving away the donated goods didn’t affect the change that was needed. People were still broke, hungry, and unemployed. And, they had no prospects for employment. They needed a way to provide and care for their families – they needed jobs, and those were scarce. It was then that the Goodwill enterprise was born - a solution created.

Edgar Helms created Goodwill jobs out of those donated goods. In turn, those jobs gave individuals and families who had come to this nation with high hopes – yet who had been barely holding on – a real chance to build their new lives and become active participants in their community.

Over one hundred years later, his model is still in place. As a social enterprise grounded in the notion that work – a decent job – changes lives, Goodwill hires, trains and generates revenue through our retail operations. That revenue helps fund our other services for people who face seemingly insurmountable challenges in life. – less

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Employer Reviews
Sen. Dir. of Community Supports/Case Management (Former Employee), Portland, MaineJuly 28, 2015
Deaf Services Case Manager - MR/DD (Former Employee), Portland, MEJune 26, 2015
Store Manager (Former Employee), Gorham, MEJune 26, 2015
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Brewer, MEMay 22, 2015
Truck driver (Former Employee), Goodwill in Concord NH On Louden roadMay 20, 2015
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Salaries
Direct Support Professional
$9.85 per hour
Based on 297 jobs
Sales Associate II
$9.24 per hour
Based on 292 jobs
Shift Supervisor
$11.21 per hour
Based on 77 jobs
$8.68 per hour
Based on 63 jobs
Sales Associate
$9.45 per hour
Based on 6 employees and 18 jobs
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