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    May 2015

    May 12, 2015 Goodwill® Joins Top U.S. Corporations to Upskill the American Workforce

    National Effort Seeks to Address Shortage in Skilled Workers  ROCKVILLE, MD — There are millions of job openings in the United States, but companies report having difficulties finding workers with the right skills, training and credentials to fill them. The inability to find a talented pool of workers with the right skills restricts industry growth and hurts our competitive edge. In an effort to address this shortage, Goodwill Industries International is working with more than two dozen of ...

    May 11, 2015 Goodwill® Names Outstanding Family Strengthening Centers of Excellence

    ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International honors three local Goodwill agencies for successfully strengthening families through financial stability. The Outstanding Family Strengthening Center of Excellence Award is sponsored in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to honor Goodwill agencies that incorporate family financial stability strategies into their mission, vision and program offerings. The 2015 Goodwill Industries International Outstanding Family Strengthening Centers of ...

    May 05, 2015 Nebraska Man Defined by His Independence, Determination and Courage

    Goodwill Industries International Names Steve Hennessey its 2015 Achiever of the Year  OMAHA, NE — Steve Hennessey says his job at Goodwill® keeps him “out of trouble” and prevents him from getting bored. Those who know him see his situation a little differently, praising him for his dedication, infectious smile and pleasant personality. In short, Hennessey is an inspiration to those around him, and, for that reason, Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor him as the ...

    May 04, 2015 Goodwill® Graduate of the Year Takes Pride in His Work

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Archie Gibbs as its 2015 Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year  MACON, GA —Archie Gibbs has faced no shortage of challenges in his life, yet he always perseveres. When he was 7 years old, he awoke one morning to discover he had no hearing in his left ear and minimal hearing in his right ear. At 12, he entered foster care after his mother’s boyfriend abused him and his siblings. He stayed in the foster care system throughout his teens and worked ...

    May 04, 2015 Senior VP at Charlotte Goodwill® Innovates Mission Services

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Paulette Griffin with the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff Charlotte, NC — During an exemplary 27-year career, Paulette Griffin has helped develop and oversee the employment and training services for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Now, she’s the chief architect of a new service delivery model that focuses on long-term support and “family-sustaining” employment for the people Goodwillserves. For her commitment to ...

    May 04, 2015 Peer Mentor Program Supports Teens with Autism

    Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Honored with the 2015 Goodwill Volunteer Program of the Year Award  Salt Lake City, UT — Teens in Salt Lake City with high-functioning autism have an opportunity to gain real world experience in an employment setting with support from teen mentors who offer friendship and advice. Peer Connections – a program of Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain (Great Falls, MT) – was recently named the 2015 Goodwill Volunteer Program of the Year ...

    May 04, 2015 Assistant Store Manager Inspires Co-workers, Employees

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Darlene Hallam with the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Graduate Staff Portland, OR – Since 2002, Darlene Hallam has been an inspiration to both co-workers and employees at the Goodwill® retail store in Redmond, OR, where she currently serves as assistant manager. For empowering others and demonstrating the values of Goodwill’s founder, Goodwill Industries International honors Hallam with the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Graduate Staff. Hallam, a ...

    May 04, 2015 Louisiana Goodwill® Exec Develops Program for At-Risk Youth

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Julie Bass with Robert E. and Charlotte Watkins Award for Excellence in Mission Advancement Shreveport, LA — Julie Bass, chief program officer at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, is being honored by Goodwill Industries International for developing a program that provides at-risk adolescents free literacy training, teaches life and financial literacy skills, and provides employment at Goodwill while completing their education. The goal of E2 – ...

    May 01, 2015 Looking for Work? Come to Goodwill’s Career Fair

    Networking events with employers to take place during Goodwill Industries® Week ROCKVILLE, MD —Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada will host career fairs on May 3-9 as part of Goodwill Industries Week. This year’s career fairs will include 400 events in 158 cities, and include job opportunities in the following sectors: finance, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and other high growth industries. As North America’s leading nonprofit provider of job placement, ...