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    May 2016

    May 05, 2016 Program Manager at Goodwill of Greater Nebraska Helps People with Disabilities in Hastings Community

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Danelle Hayes with the 2016 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff' Grand Island, NE — Since 2009, Danelle Hayes has been inspiring others within Goodwill of Greater Nebraska through her passion to serve and her positive attitude. For her commitment to Goodwill’s mission and for exemplifying the values of its founder, Goodwill Industries International is awarding Hayes the 2016 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff. Hayes started working at the Grand Island ...

    May 05, 2016 Mentor Honored for Her Work with Youth

    Goodwill Industries International Names Susan Mullen its 2016 Volunteer Leader of the Year Peoria, IL — Susan Mullen has spent much of the past 20 years working with youth — ranging from serving as a sixth grade teacher to a youth and family worker for a nonprofit — and she has brought that experience to the Goodwill® GoodGuides® program as a volunteer mentor. Goodwill Industries International recently named her its 2016 Volunteer Leader of the Year. Goodwill GoodGuides is a ...

    May 05, 2016 From Homeless, Single Mother to Registered Nurse and Goodwill® Graduate of the Year

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Tiarra Barrera-Hammond as its 2016 Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year LONG BEACH, CA — Tiarra Barrera-Hammond has faced many challenges over the past several years. During her early 20s, she had to start over in California. As a single mother with two young children, Tiarra faced more challenges than expected, including becoming homeless. She learned about a Goodwill® Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training program run by Goodwill, Serving the ...

    May 04, 2016 Texas Man Builds Successful Career After Earning a Second Chance at Goodwill Central Texas

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Charles Jackson as its 2016 Achiever of the Year AUSTIN, TX — Charles Jackson knew that reentering society and finding a job would be difficult, after spending more than two years in federal prison. Numerous employers had turned him down. He turned to Goodwill Central Texas (Austin) on the advice of his sister. Jackson worked hard, grew his skills and earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues. Goodwill Industries International has named ...

    May 03, 2016 Local Goodwill® CEO Innovates Mission Services to Serve Community

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Karla Grazier with Mission Advancement Award Colorado Springs, CO — Karla Grazier, president and CEO of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, is being honored by Goodwill Industries International for developing a program that teaches individuals with developmental disabilities essential life skills by integrating an evidence-based curriculum with a state-of-the-art teaching town and engagement in the local community. Grazier will ...

    May 03, 2016 Seattle Goodwill® District Retail Manager Inspires Co-workers, Employees

    Goodwill Industries International Honors Israel Juarez with the 2016 Edgar J. Helms Award for Graduate Staff Seattle, WA – At age 20, Israel Juarez moved from Mexico City to Indianapolis, IN, to live with his father. He wanted to work, but he didn’t speak English and maintaining employment was difficult. There were few Latinos in the area, and it was a challenge for Juarez to communicate. A friend told Juarez about Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana’s English for Speakers of ...

    May 03, 2016 Boot Camp Prepares Job Seekers for Success at Job Fairs

    Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA Honored with the 2016 Goodwill Volunteer Program of the Year Award Rockville, MD — Job seekers in Macon, GA, have a chance to practice first impressions prior to attending various job fairs offered throughout the year. The Job Fair Boot Camp — a program offered by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA — was recently named the 2016 Goodwill Volunteer Program of the Year by Goodwill Industries International. The team ...

    May 02, 2016 Build Your Career. Find A Job. Participate In A Goodwill® Career Fair For A Jumpstart

    Networking events to take place during Goodwill Industries® Week ROCKVILLE, MD — The number of people applying for jobless benefits are the lowest they’ve been since March 1973, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Although the labor market continues to strengthen despite a sluggish economy, there are still thousands of people looking for jobs and many job openings left unfilled. While some economists believe that jobless claims are running low and that the ...