On Labor Day, we pay tribute to American workers who can be successful and celebrate their many civic and economic accomplishments. Yet, every day, many of our fellow Americans are striving to overcome challenges to obtain and sustain fulfilling work.
Work is part of every person’s identity. It’s how we gain economic and personal independence. But getting the job isn’t always simple. Many complex barriers can stand in the way of that important first job and ongoing employment.
Imagine if a neighbor or family member suddenly found himself or herself without a job, and consequently without a home for his or her family. For Tiarra, this was an unfortunate reality. Without employment, she and her children were homeless and were at one point forced to sleep in a car.
Now imagine if everyone in your community had access to job training to put them on a career path that provided financial stability and a secure future for themselves and their families.
Every day, Goodwill® helps people find jobs and care for their families. Last year, Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada collectively provided in-person services to nearly 2 million individuals. In 2016, we hope that number will continue to grow. With your help, it can.
If you love your job or believe that work has given you dignity and independence, we invite you to pledge support for those in need of a hand up through the power of work. In observance of Labor Day, between August 30 and September 6, we invite you to sign our #LaborOfLove pledge to spread awareness about Goodwill and the importance of job placement and training programs for people looking for employment.