Goodwill Rochester

Melissa Campanelli is Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail. She is an industry veteran, having covered all aspects of retail, tech, digital, e-commerce, and marketing over the past 20 years. Melissa is also the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

Ever heard of Goodwill? Most likely you have. The 107-year-old global network of community-based organizations trains disadvantaged people for careers in such fields as financial services, computer programming and health care. It provides job education and career services for people with disabilities, welfare recipients, and others who are trying to enter the workforce for the first time or looking to get better jobs. The organization says it places someone in a job every 53 seconds of every business day.

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