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 contracts as 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.
The Ability One Program provides employment opportunities to more than 90,000 people, including nearly 3,000 veterans, and is the largest source of employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities in the United States. The program connects government and corporate customers in need of products and services to a nationwide network of more than 750 community nonprofit agencies that hire talented people with disabilities to get the job done.

Millions of Americans with disabilities remain underemployed and unemployed despite their desire to work. Goodwill, and SourceAmerica have partnered through the AbilityOne Program to provide individuals with significant disabilities the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training, real-world work experience, and opportunity to demonstrate their abilities while earning competitive wages and benefits. It’s a business solution that makes the American Dream more accessible, and it’s one we can all feel good about.

For many, employment with the AbilityOne program at Goodwill is the first step toward learning job skills. Goodwill’s case management team offers training and ongoing support to help you transition to your new work life and focus on your skills and abilities.

Goodwill is a proud contractor for our federal government and partner of AbilityOne. Join the Goodwill team and help make a social impact because inclusion and diversity matter.

If you have any questions or are looking for services please reach don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (510) 698-7200.

Our Mission

Calidad provides paid on-the-job skills training and job placement services to persons with severe and long-term disabilities.