Goodwill Launches Newly Branded Staffing Services Division

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For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2019

Media Contact:

Valerie Swift, President Marketing and Communications
Goodwill Central Texas

Goodwill Central Texas Announces Launch of Newly Branded Staffing Services Division

AUSTIN, TX — Monday, November 18, 2019

Goodwill Central Texas announced Monday its internal staffing firm – Goodwill Staffing Group (GSG) – is launching with a new brand, GSG Talent Solutions. Established in 1995, the intent of the original GSG mission was connecting people with disabilities to work. Now, through a partnership with The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), GSG Talent Solutions will continue to expand its services in the private sector, providing more opportunities for people seeking employment in the Central Texas community. The newly branded staffing group intends to offer a full range of temporary and temporary-to-permanent staffing services for key industries such as administrative, commercial driving, customer service, general labor, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, warehousing, and more.

“GSG is grateful to REDF for the opportunity to better serve our fellow Central Texans and further grow our employer solutions within the business community,” said Mark Hiemstra, President of GSG Talent Solutions.

GSG is currently the 5th largest staffing firm in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal Book of Lists 2019. The social enterprise has been serving the Austin community for over 25 years, and differs from other staffing firms by providing support services and upskilling opportunities while placing individuals into sustainable work. Customized development plans for candidates may include one-on-one career coaching, career advancement training, educational programs, training for occupational certifications, and support for basic needs.

“We look forward to launching GSG Talent Solutions with a new website, improved online capabilities, and the ability to increase our services to both employers and people in the ever-changing Austin market,” said Keith Sommer, Senior Director of GSG Talent Solutions.

In 2018, a year with unprecedented low unemployment in the Austin metro area, GSG placed 1,133 people into positions within Central Texas.

In addition to staffing services, GSG Talent Solutions offers an array of business solutions to employers, including payrolling, consulting services, customized workforce training and development, and solutions for temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire positions.

Goodwill CentralTexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit social enterprise deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 10,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill operates 35 retail stores, two outlets, and has more than 60 convenient donation centers in Central Texas. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to

GSG Talent SolutionsAbout GSG Talent Solutions:

GSG Talent Solutions is a nonprofit, professional staffing organization with 25 years of experience serving the Central Texas area. As one of the largest staffing firms in Austin, GSG places individuals seeking employment into temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire positions within Central Texas; specializing in placing individuals with obstacles to employment, and providing them with support services to ensure their path to success. In addition to staffing services, GSG Talent Solutions offers a range of business solutions to employers, including payrolling, business consulting, customized workforce training and development, and solutions. For more information about GSG Talent Solutions, go to


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