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Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

By Staff March 31, 2021

Goodwill Manasota team member Corey Mount works at Goodwill's Corporate Campus in Bradenton

Goodwill Manasota team member Corey Mount works at Goodwill's Corporate Campus in Bradenton

In the wake of a $10 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott late last year, Goodwill Manasota is launching new programs as well as expanding existing programs, such as Supported JobsPlus, which targets employment for individuals with severe disabilities. Goodwill has added 10 more slots for the Supported JobsPlus (SJP) program; four of those jobs have already been filled. This expansion comes in the wake of pandemic-related SJP team member losse, due to medical issues and fears of Covid-19 infection. Of Goodwill’s 700 employees, 65 percent have self-identified disabilities and/or disadvantaging conditions, while 53 have significant disabilities and participate in the SJP program.

In 2020, Goodwill served nearly 6,000 people with disabilities across all of its programs: Job Connection, Veterans Services, GoodPartner Coach and Supported JobsPlus.

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