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    January 2015

    January 30, 2015 Goodwill® Urges Workers Not to Overlook Valuable Tax Credits

    Free Tax Assistance and Accessible Online Tools to Help Workers Claim Their Full Refund ROCKVILLE, MD — Millions of workers could miss out on more than $6,000 in extra federal income tax refunds simply because they didn’t know they were eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  According to the IRS, one out of five eligible workers is unaware that they qualify for the credit. Many people will qualify for the EITC for the first time this year due to changes in their income, ...

    January 29, 2015 Goodwill® Leads President's Charge to Help More Workers Advance Into Better-Paying Jobs

    Credentials to Career Initiatives and Community College Partnerships Underscore Goodwill's Commitment to Postsecondary Education and Credentialing ROCKVILLE, MD — During his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called employers to adopt or expand measures to help more workers gain the skills and credentials they need to advance into better-paying jobs. As a nonprofit social enterprise employing 122,000 individuals, Goodwill® is listed as a leading ...

    January 26, 2015 More Than Half of Individuals and Families in the U.S. Now Eligible for Free Tax Preparation and Filing Assistance

    Nonprofit Partnership Kicks Off the 2015 Tax Season with Nation’s First Free Online Tax Assistance Initiative Available in All 50 States and the District of Columbia ROCKVILLE, MD — More than half of individuals and families in the United States earned $60,000 or less last year, making them eligible to receive free tax preparation and filing assistance this tax season. Unfortunately, many of these families are unaware of their options and may pay, on average, more than $200 to file their ...

    January 12, 2015 GOODWILL’S BRIAN ITZKOWITZ NAMED TO SECRETARY OF LABOR NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    ROCKVILLE, MD — President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Little Rock) Brian Itzkowitz has been named to serve on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. The committee is a key component of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in July 2014 to help job seekers — including those with disabilities — access necessary ...

    January 09, 2015 DECLUTTER AND DONATE TO GOODWILL® — DONORS GET TAX DEDUCTIONS AND HELP CREATE JOBS

    Families can start now to lower stress and get homes organized for 2015  ROCKVILLE, MD — Now is the time for families to clean out their homes and storage spaces and make room for this year’s holiday presents. There are more than 3,000 Goodwill stores across the United States and Canada that are ready to take donations and sell them in their stores. The revenue generated will fund job training programs and community-based support services, such as child care, financial education and ...

    January 07, 2015 GOODWILL KOREA OPENS TENTH STORE IN JEONJU

    New Store Helps People with Disabilities Get Jobs   ROCKVILLE, MD — Since 2003, Goodwill Industries International has partnered with the South Korean nonprofit, Together Foundation, to help bring the Goodwill mission and model to South Korea. Goodwill Korea (GIK), an international nonprofit in Seoul that helps prepare people to secure and retain employment and build successful, independent lives, recently held a grand opening for its 10th retail store in Jeonju. GIK stores operate like ...