WACO, TX – Heart of Texas Goodwill offered a statement of support of veterans, recognizing the contributions of military family members and the services and support they need in the course of their careers.
In a Veteran’s Day statement, Goodwill noted that because of the transient and demanding nature of military life, family members must often put their civilian careers on hold as their loved ones serve our nation.
Goodwill noted that a recent survey by Blue Star Families found that unemployment and underemployment is a challenge to military families.
While the civilian unemployment rate hovers at 5 percent, some estimates put the jobless rate for military spouses at more than 18 percent.
In addition, spouses who have jobs often are working in positions that fall below their level of experience and education.
To tackle this growing issue, Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries offers multiple programs and services to veterans and their family members around the country, assisting them in finding and keeping good jobs.
The Operation Good Jobs program at Goodwill helps veterans, spouses and adult dependents (ages 18-24) receive valuable training, financial education, credentialing opportunities, retention support and case management resources to help them get back to work and advance their careers.
“Just as America’s veterans and their families have served our country, local Goodwill organizations across the United States are ready to support these strong men and women in their transition to civilian life,” said Dan Nisley, CEO of Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries.
“We want military families in particular to know that their talents and skills can be put to good use.”
“Heart of Texas Goodwill has a wide variety of programs and support services tailored to helping military family members achieve full employment. ”
“They have done their part to support our country; we will do ours to support them.”
Through these and other programs, Goodwill and its independent and autonomous organizations around the country have hired 4,783 and served 231,531 veterans and family members, since 2011.
For more information about Goodwill’s Operation Good Jobs program, call 254-339-0191 or visit