Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries, Inc.


If you are 55 years of age or older and are unemployed or meet income guidelines, Goodwill® can help by enhancing your work skills. Let Goodwill link you with a local nonprofit or other community service agency where you’ll: get paid to learn new skills through on-the-job training, learn current job searching techniques, develop effective interview skills and build work experience and confidence to advance to regular employment.

When you contact Goodwill about training, here’s what you can expect: an initial assessment to determine if you meet program criteria, an evaluation of your skills and interests, assignment to a local nonprofit or government agency, paid on-the-job training, typically 20 hours per week and job-seeking and support services to help you find a permanent job.

Goodwill will help you determine the income criteria. Please note that priority is given to individuals over 65 and to veterans and their spouses.

Goodwill Senior Services are available in the following Ohio counties: Columbiana, Carroll, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble, Washington, Morgan, Athens, Perry, Muskingum and Coshocton.

For more information, please contact:

The Senior Adult and Veterans Training and Employment Division
3610 West Pike, Zanesville, Ohio 43701


When you donate to Goodwill Industries, lives are changed! Our Retail Stores serve our communities in a number of ways: they provide excellent training sites for Training and Individual Development Programs, putting people to work, and providing our faithful shoppers with quality, used merchandise at unbeatable prices! Our 14 Retail Stores, located throughout Southeast Ohio and Northwest West Virginia generate the revenue needed to fund the training of individuals with barriers to employment.


Goodwill has partnered with it's local communities to create work places for individuals with barriers to employment. Through our contracting services, we are able to provide job opportunities for individuals and train them for future community employment. Many notable organizations have entrusted Goodwill Industries with contracted services, including the State of Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).


Our Recycling Operations have been operating since 1914. Goodwill has 3 recycling centers, the West Pike Recycling Center is located in Zanesville, Ohio, the Carroll Recycling Center is located in Carroll, Ohio , and the New Mart Recycling Center is located in New Martinsville, West Virginia. These 3 sites provide meaningful jobs for individuals with barriers to employment as well as positively impacting our environment by keeping the materials we recycle out of landfills.

During 2013, we recycled over 8,553 tons (17,106,636lbs.) of materials such as:

Baseball Caps, Batteries, Belts, Books, Cell Phones, Computer Equipment, Corrugate,

Ferrous Metal, Non-Ferrous Metal, Paper, Purses, Plastic, School Bags, Shoes, Textile, Toys and Wood


The Workforce Development and Training Department has job developers, job coaches, and training specialists to provide job coaching, job skills, life skills, and job placement services to individuals with barriers to employment. Goodwill Industries has worked with Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Hopewell Industries, and the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. We have 3 Goodwill Training Sites in Lancaster, South Zanesville, Ohio, and Glen Dale, West Virginia.