In 2012, Goodwill was chosen, via a vigorous application process, to receive a grant of $350,000 from Nevada Women's Philanthropy, allowing the creation of Goodwill's Veteran Integration Program (VIP). In 2013, through the VIP, Goodwill placed 204 veterans into jobs in Southern Nevada.
One of the unique elements of VIP is that veterans enrolled in the program receive job services from a Goodwill Team Member who is also a veteran. This peer to peer assistance allows for shared empathy and experience, resulting in a higher success rate for veteran job seekers in not only finding, but maintaining employment.
Goodwill of Southern Nevada is extremely grateful to the generous support of Nevada Women's Philanthropy, as well as supplemental funders Walmart Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo, N.A.; Citibank (Nevada), N.A.; Bank of America Foundation; Golden Nugget Las Vegas Community Fund of the Nevada Community Foundation; Credit One Bank, N.A.; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Humana. Because of their support, we know many more veterans will soon be celebrating their own personal "independence day".
Are you a veteran looking to find out what job services are offered? Click below to download the VIP brochure or call (702) 214-2025 for more information.