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    October 2017

    October 12, 2017 Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator

    Groundbreaking new initiative will equip 1.2 million people with vital digital skills. Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, ...

    October 09, 2017 Goodwill Industries International President and CEO Jim Gibbons Named to the Nonprofit Times' "2017 Power & Influence Top 50"

    The list recognizes each leader's ability to innovate and inspire ROCKVILLE, MD — The NonProfit Times, a leading publication for nonprofit management, has named Goodwill Industries International President and CEO Jim Gibbons to its annual list of the country's top executives in the sector. The 2017 Power & Influence Top 50 recognizes leaders for their innovation, their influence, and their ability to create dynamic organizational models that can be replicated throughout the industry. ...

    October 05, 2017 Goodwill® Supports the Long-Term Success of Americans with Disabilities

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month is commemorated in October, promoting this year's theme: 'Inclusion Drives Innovation' ROCKVILLE — In October, Goodwill acknowledges the continuing employment needs of the country's men and women with disabilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Promoting this year's theme, "Inclusion Drives Innovation," Goodwill will promote its ongoing efforts to train, place and employ people with disabilities throughout the ...

    October 04, 2017 Goodwill® Receives $4.5 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor

    Three-year project will help adults transitioning from incarceration into labor force ROCKVILLE — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Goodwill Industries International and five community-based Goodwill organizations a three-year, $4.5 million grant to improve employment options for adults transitioning back into society. The five Goodwill organizations receiving grant funds are based in Austin, TX; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis; IN; Little Rock, AR; and Louisville, KY. These ...

    October 03, 2017 New Poll: Half of American Households Will Participate in Halloween Festivities

    ROCKVILLE ­— Half of all households will have at least one person wearing a Halloween costume this year, and 16 percent will have at least one pet in costume according to the 2017 Goodwill Halloween Poll. Participants in this year’s survey were asked a series of online questions about Halloween costumes and decorating habits. When asked about plans to purchase, reuse or create a costume this year, half of respondents indicated that at least one person in their household will wear a ...