About Calidad Industries
Caliadad Industries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate created by Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay in 1989 to provide employment and life skills training to persons living with medically-certified physical, mental or psychological impairments. Calidad focuses providing its employees living with severe and long-term disabilities paid on-the-job skills training and stable employment. Additionally, Calidad provides life skills training specifically developed to encourage personal and vocational growth and offers access to all of Goodwill’s workforce development services and computer literacy training to help participants secure and retain competitive employment.
Calidad Industries, has been participating in United States government contracts as set aside under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act. Participating contracts are part of the AbilityOne® Program as implemented by SourceAmerica. Calidad’s employees with little or no work experience prior to their involvement with Calidad, perform at least 75% of all direct labor used to deliver contract services. Contract services range from custodial and food services to administrative support, warehousing, facilities maintenance, and mailroom operations.
Calidad provides paid on-the-job skills training and job placement services to persons with severe and long-term disabilities.