AbilityOne Contracts

AbilityOne Contracts

In partnership with AbilityOne, Goodwill of North Florida manages two contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense that provide employment opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities as a result of government set aside contracts. This Goodwill Community Employment Services Program provides jobs to individuals who are not currently ready for community competitive employment. All program qualified participants receive special supports to maintain employment at the various contract sites.  

Under the supervision of Goodwill, individuals with severe disabilities are able to enter the workforce and become independent, self-sufficient members of the community. They develop a positive work ethic and learn work skills that will allow them to maintain meaningful employment. Government guidelines require 75 percent of the direct labor hours to be performed by individuals with a documented disability.

Recruitment Process:

Post job and contact various referral sources for eligible candidates to apply for vacant positions. Enroll all interested candidates in the GoodCareers Center for assistance with application completion online. The recruiter will refer all eligible candidates for an interview and to complete the hiring process.


Population Served:

Persons with documented severe disabilities including persons with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, deaf, and persons with severe mental health disorders.



Goodwill employs individuals at the Naval Station Mayport Oasis Galley. 


Days, Hours, and Frequency of Services:

Mayport Galley: 5:35 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily (Sunday through Sunday) hours variable

Work hours are established based on contract requirements.


Payer Sources:  not applicable

Fees:  not applicable

Referral Sources:  Various community-based organizations serving persons with severe disabilities. 


Specific Services Offered:

  • Employment
  • Employment Supports:
  • Referral for supportive service needs (e.g., medical services, transportation, housing, food, etc.).
  • Intensive on the job supervision
  • Referral for employment planning