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Goodwill Closes 8 Stores, Including Oakley Location

by ECT

On Friday, Goodwill announced the closure of 8 stores including the location within the City of Oakley off Main Street.

Here is their message:

In response to the pandemic’s economic impact, Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay regrets to announce that it is closing 8 retail stores in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties, effective immediately. Unfortunately, the closings will result in the layoffs of 61 employees.

“We have had to make a difficult decision for economic reasons,” said Mike Keenan, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay. “Our employees are our first priority and we will continue to do everything we can to support them at this difficult time and fulfill the Goodwill mission in our remaining stores and facilities.”

The Goodwill stores that are closing are in:

  • Oakley
  • Dublin
  • Livermore
  • Oakland (Durant Square)
  • Albany
  • Berkeley
  • Dixon
  • Vallejo.

The affected employees will receive a separation package that will include one week of pay, a month of health benefits, and individual career services including: resume development and assistance, mock interviews, job search and potential placements, and assistance applying for EDD benefits.

Unlike many other nonprofits, Goodwill® relies on its store sales to operate. At the heart of the organization are the training, employment placement services and support services, such as child care, transportation and financial literacy that are provided to community members at no cost. Goodwill provides those services to people facing challenges to finding employment, including people with disabilities, people impacted by the criminal justice system, people who are unemployed or underemployed, veterans and military families, older workers, and young adults.

Goodwill’s mission is to turn the revenue from the sale of donations from the community into jobs for some of the region’s most vulnerable populations so that they may reach their full potential. But because our stores have been shut down for most of the last year due to the pandemic, it has created a tremendous fiscal challenge and we must make a challenging business decision in order to sustain mission services.

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Dont care Mar 12, 2021 - 5:17 am

Good enough for them. That is what happens when you pick and choose what you want people to donate, they only want new or almost new items, furniture must top notch only etc. Plus only 5-10% only go to the cause the rest is admin salary’s

Donna Salazar Mar 12, 2021 - 10:18 am

Good Riddance Goodwill
For Decades their prices have gone through the roof. The only person benefiting is the CEO. The Inventory is Free and they basically provide themselves with slave labor. Under the banner of “Employment Training”. Salvation Army provides Coats to the needy in winter and christmas. They have extensive rehabilitation programs. They help pay peoples pg&e. And give food to the needy. They will give you a outfit or suit if a person has a job interview or funeral all they have to do is ask. So Good Go another Non-profit that really IS IN IT TO PROFIT ITS CREATOR.

Trump Mar 28, 2021 - 11:19 am

They should stop being picky with what people donate.

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