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December 2017

Close-up Of A Worker Cleaning Desk With Cloth

Contracts Division

By | Contract Services, Goodwill News, Workforce Development

Goodwill has been providing custodial contract services for over 30 years. The custodial contract department creates a revenue stream to help support Goodwill’s programs and creates employment opportunities for individuals throughout Northwest Ohio.

During the third quarter, we have been diligently working on new custodial contracts to increase employment opportunities and to increase much-needed funding for programs and services.

We were recently awarded cleaning services for TARTA and TARPS buses. In addition, we will clean all TARTA bus shelters. The City of Toledo Department of Bridges and Harbors has contracted us to provide janitorial services for all three of their locations. Toledo Water Division, Erie Street location, has awarded Goodwill with a janitorial contract as well.

Lastly, we have been commissioned by the City of Toledo to assist with the Recycling Awareness Program, creating opportunities of employment for four more Goodwill staff members.

These new contracts will add approximately 25 new jobs at Goodwill providing income and a new beginning for individuals in our community.

“I am very excited about the growth within the contracts division,” said David Takats, Chief Mission Officer. He went on further to say, “To experience this scope of growth in such a short amount of time is a true testament to our high level of quality standards and to our outstanding team members under the direction of Karen Mayer, Director of Contract Services.”

To receive a free quote for custodial cleaning at your business, call 419-255-0070 and ask for Karen!

Photo of Trish

Meet Trish

By | Contract Services, Success Stories, Testimonials

Trish came to Goodwill in July, 2017 through the Building the Future program (BTF). BTF is designed to help re-entry citizens successfully integrate back into society. Trish’s first assignment was to work on an envelope sorting project where she quickly distinguished herself and became project manager. As such, she managed 15-17 youth program participants and kept them on task.

Trish did such a fantastic job with the project that she was quickly promoted to a new position within Goodwill, Janitorial Crew Leader. Currently, she is the Crew Leader for the District Headquarters contract.

She takes the lead and responsibility of transporting and supervising six crew members to and from the facility. Additionally she has taken on other responsibilities such as leading the crew for the newly awarded TARTA contract.

“I thought I was coming to Goodwill to simply have a job and to help get my life on track”, said Trish. “Little did I know it would shape my life and give me purpose I didn’t think possible. It was the first time that I set a goal for myself and accomplished it. I did it!”

Trish plans on advancing further within Goodwill and someday hopes to become the Director of Contracts. She further states, “I see Goodwill as this place that really helps people no one thinks about. People that come out of prison, people with disabilities, or people that just need a chance. I love to help people, and Goodwill is a place that has given me the opportunity to help others and I’m grateful for that.”

Congratulations Trish, and thank you for Believing in the Power of Work!

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