The City of Orlando has teamed up with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida for the third consecutive year to provide jobs for homeless individuals.
Goodwill will screen, evaluate, and place homeless job-seekers in temporary roles through their GoodSource Staffing Services program by providing pre-employment training.
The City worked with Goodwill to fill open Public works jobs in 2015 and then quickly expanded the partnership in 2017 to include Fleet Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, and Water Treatment. Over 110 positions have been filled during the past three years of this program.
This year individuals will also be placed in Parks and Recreation, Green Up, Solid Waste, Forestry, and Greenwood Cemetery. They will receive a starting minimum wage of $10.71 an hour.
No new positions were created for this program. All jobs were vacant and needed filling.