Goodwill Industries recipient of Indeed gift to aid job seekers facing employment barriers

June 30, 2022

Louisiana – Indeed, the world’s number one job site, recently announced it is investing $10 million to launch the “Essentails to Work”, a multi-prong investement to help struggling job seekers in the US get access to technology, transportation and criminal record-clearing services, and is in support of Indeed’s ESG/Social commitments to help 30M job seekers facing bariers get hired.

As part of the program, Indeed is investing $5M and partnered with the national nonprofit PCs for People to provide computer devices and deploy mobile hotspots to 10,000 income-eligible indivdiuals at no cost to program participants. Additionally, Indeed is also investing $1.5M in partnership with Lyft’s Jobs Access Program to provide access to rides to job seekers who need reliable transportation to get to job training, interviews, or for the first couple of weeks of a new job. Finally, Indeed pledged $2.5M to provide legal record-clearing services for job seekers who have prior arrest or convictions that are eligible for expungement.

To execute the Essentials to Work program, Indeed partnered with 24 Goodwill organizations across the country to fulfill these goals. Locally, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana was selected as one of these locations, and as part of this initiative will distribute 191 computer devices, provide 825 Lyft rides and fund costs for 20 expungements.

“By partnering with Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, a leading workforce
development provider, we are able to connect to job seekers who face a myriad of barriers that make finding quality work difficult. Job seekers struggling economically need high-quality work options now, and Indeed can help – that’s what we do,” said Parisa Fatehi-Wees, a Senior Director of Global Impact at Indeed.

As part of this initiative, thousands of job seekers will also have the ability to create Indeed accounts, resumés and complete interviews through the job site. Indeed aims to help more of these individuals get hired.

To learn more about the Essentials to Work program services that Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is offering, please call the main Goodwill Job Center at 318-868-4701 and we will connect you to the appropriate Job Center and staff member.

About Indeed
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About Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana:
Founded in 1926, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is provide education, training and career services to individuals who face barriers, disadvantages or have a disability. Since 2005, Goodwill has helped 50,000 achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana’s, ten retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also employment to those in need and a revenue stream to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. In addition, a wide range of business services, including janitorial and grounds maintenance, allows Goodwill to expand further employment opportunities by contracting with federal, state, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Goodwill also offers multiple job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

For more information on Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana programs or services, or to find a location near you, visit

All applicants will be required to complete a health screening form and those who not vaccinated, masks will be available onsite. Since the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, Goodwill has sponsored numerous job fairs.