Miami Today - Goodwill's Army Impact
Written by Miami Today on October 13, 2020
Goodwill South Florida has a newly vested interest in the needs of the military, thanks to a new contract to repurpose ballistic vest panels and recut them to fit the new, sleeker design of the Army’s ballistic vest carrier for training and battle. Goodwill will also sew multiple pieces of the Army’s new dress uniform, handling the third-party logistics of sourcing and knitting the remaining pieces of the entire ensemble and then shipping each one directly to a soldier. The work will be handled by a new Goodwill Third-Party Logistics Division that has created about 20 higher-paying jobs in e-commerce, order fulfillment, repurposing and warehousing for the people with disabilities that Goodwill serves. “We are very excited to have acquired these new opportunities to continue to serve the United States Army while creating even more jobs for people with disabilities and other work barriers,” said David Landsberg, Goodwill South Florida’s CEO. The new division has hired 12 employees and is looking for eight to 10 more material handlers and warehouse fulfillment clerks.