Congressman Don Bacon Returns to Offutt to Visit Goodwill Program Offices
AbilityOne, an employment program offered by the Omaha-based Goodwill Industries, Inc. (GoodwillOmaha.org), provides training and part-time job opportunities at federal properties for individuals with disabilities, giving them the chance to experience positive, supportive work environments. On July 29, AbilityOne program leaders and employees met with Congressman Don Bacon when he visited Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. During an informal town hall, Bacon even had the opportunity to learn how AbilityOne has improved the lives of program participants.
AbilityOne provides employment prospects at federal buildings for people with disabilities. Local opportunities include custodial, postal services, and ground maintenance at Offutt Air Force Base, the Zorinsky Federal Building in Omaha, the Denney Federal Building in Lincoln, and the VA hospitals in Omaha and Grand Island. Bacon said that he’s an advocate for AbilityOne because the program helps people who want to work find jobs, which he fully supports.
Goodwill Industries, Inc., serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, has been a leader in helping people fulfill their dreams through work since 1933. Their mission is to train and employ people with disabilities and others who may be at a competitive disadvantage in the job market. Goodwill also provides opportunities for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency through a variety of job opportunities and employment programs, including AbilityOne, YouthBuild AmeriCorps, Employment Solutions, and Work Experience. Learn more at GoodwillOmaha.org.