Goodwill Contributes $1.3 Billion Back into Florida Economy

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY FEB 3, 2018

The Florida Goodwill Association recently received economic impact and workforce data that was collected on behalf of the nine Goodwill organizations throughout the state. In 2017, the Goodwills in Florida placed 30,488 people into jobs: the ripple effect of these placements generated an additional 4,400 jobs, for a total of 34,888. Total wages generated was $442.6 million, with a total economic impact calculated of nearly $1.3 billion. It is also important to note that, with more than 10,000 employees. Goodwill Manasota’s local economic impact was calculated at more than $92.1 million – a 13.1 percent increase over 2016. Additionally, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placing 555 into jobs, and provided 19,540 on-the-clock hours of training to its employees. The organization also served 360 veterans and their families, and diverted more than 41 million pounds from the landfill.

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