For Businesses

We may have already trained your next outstanding employee!

If you are an employer in Franklin County, the Workforce Development team at Goodwill Columbus can provide you with skilled and trained employees at no cost to your business.  Goodwill Columbus Workforce Development programs include an intake process that assesses a person’s resources, needs, and strengths. From there, we provide a customized comprehensive training program that prepares them for work with employers like you.

The Workforce Development Program at Goodwill Columbus is guided by a Business Advisory Council of local community business leaders who review programs and training curricula to ensure that our clients’ skills are up-to-date and in line with local employers’ needs.

Workforce Development at Goodwill Columbus has many other fee-based services to offer your existing workforce.  Local businesses can consult with Goodwill on staff regarding skill upgrades, professional development, and group onsite training for employees. 

Some of our business customers include:



Giant Eagle


Hospitality & Lodging:

Red Roof Inns Plus

Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel

Downtown Hilton Hotel

Holiday Inn Express

Food Service:

Donatos Pizza

Tim Horton's 

Bob Evans

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants-Rusty Bucket

Bucca Da Beppo Restaurant

Jimmy Johns

Education & Child Care:

The Ohio State University

Columbus State Community College

Banks, Insurance, and Financial Services:

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Nationwide Insurance



Reeb Avenue Center

Staffmark Staffing

Logistics, Warehouse, and Distribution:




Capital Transportation


Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio Health

OSU Medical Center

National Church Residences