Employment Services

Employment Services

Opening Doors, Overcoming Barriers With Job Readiness and Job Search Skills

Placement Services

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ placement Program is designed to assist individuals with disabilities in developing the job skills needed to find and maintain employment in the community.  Participants meet with Goodwill Employment Specialists to develop job search and job readiness skills, as well as assistance finding and applying for employment.

To be eligible for the program:

To be eligible for Goodwill’s Placement Program, participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. You must have a documented disability and be willing to open DRS VR(Department of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation) case file,
  2. You must 17 years of age or older to receive services in Goodwill’s Employment Placement program.
  3. You must have a willingness to work in the community and complete all program requirements.
  4. You must be able to perform tasks with or without accommodations and be legally eligible to work in the US.

For more information about Goodwill’s placement services call 815-965-3795.


A three year CARF Accreditation was awarded to Goodwill for this program in 2018 which is official recognition that the organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.

Attire to Hire

Goodwill knows that interview and employment clothing can be costly. Our Attire to Hire program can help provide vouchers for clothing suitable for work.

To be eligible for this program, you must have a referral from an organization or case manager. Organizations or case managers can contact Goodwill to obtain the referral form for this program. Individuals may only receive one voucher.

Interested in More Information?

Complete Our Programs Contact Form

Use the button below to download/print our programs contact form.
Once completed send to programs@goodwill.org

You can also submit the form in person to any of our locations,
or you can call us at 815-965-3795 if you need more assistance.

It Works!

Nate’s Story

Nate is a participant in Goodwill’s Supported Employment Work Program. While in the program, he worked on job searching and improving the skills he would need to be successful in community employment.

Through Goodwill’s Supported Employment Work Program, Nate applied for different jobs and attended various job interviews with the support of Goodwill staff. In September 2020, Nate was hired at Home Depot as a Lot Associate. Nate likes his schedule and the work of bringing carts in and helping to load vehicles.

“My co-wokers at Home Depot are vey nice and help me out a lot”. ~Nate

Congratulations Nate! All of us at Goodwill are proud of you!