I was able to cast my vote last week, as Virginia is one of the 42 states along with the District of Columbia that offers in-person early voting. My polling place was fresh out of “I Voted Early” stickers, so I took a “Future Voter” sticker instead. Probably meant for children, technically I’m a “Future Voter” as well since I’ll surely be voting again in another election.
Most of us can think of a handful of successful people off the top of our heads — at work, in our communities, in major industries all around the world. But what many of us may not think of right away is the one thing they likely all have in common: a mentor.
Like most things this year, Halloween is going to feel a bit different. But just because you may not go trick-or-treating this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in the spooky spirit and have fun dressing up. No matter what your plans are this Halloween, you can still create a quick yet cute DIY costume at the last minute.
When Hurricane Laura hit southwestern Louisiana six weeks ago, it left countless damaged roofs its wake. Goodwill of Acadiana led the charge to collect tarps for distribution to their neighbors who were hit hard by the storm, which would serve as temporary coverings until the roofs could be repaired. Now, after Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9 and battered homes in Acadia, Vermilion and Lafayette parishes, among others, the Goodwill is again collecting tarps to help those affected.
In today's virtual world, there are numerous online spots to search for your next career opportunity. But with so many available options, you might wonder what you should know before you start, which employment search engines you should use, and what role social media plays in job hunting.
When Jeanne Najar-Marez applied to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico (Albuquerque), she was looking for a resource to assist her with job training and employment. She had been out of the workforce for several years and had dealt with illness, homelessness and substance abuse during that time. She was on the waiting list in Bernalillo County, NM, for several months before she was able to enroll into SCSEP.
Goodwill Partners with Albuquerque’s Hispano Chamber of Commerce to Help Seniors Build Digital Skills
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico works with the Hispano Chamber of Commerce to connect low-income seniors, ages 55 and over, with work experience and training to assist them in securing permanent community-based employment. Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the Goodwill serves a thriving Hispanic population in Albuquerque; nearly half of all Goodwill SCSEP participants are Hispanic.
If you’re looking for a new job or a change in your career path, here are some opportunities that seem to be pandemic-proof. Judging by their abilities to withstand this current economic depression, it’s likely that these positions could always be unaffected by economic trauma.
Like so many things in 2020, Halloween is going to look and feel different due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines that outline traditional trick-or-treating as a high-risk activity. For those who love the opportunity to dress up and be another person — or creature — for the night, this guidance can be upsetting. However, as we’ve adapted for the sake of our health and safety these past 7+ months, we can adapt again for Halloween, while still having a fun and enjoyable themed night. Keep reading for inspiration on how to have a safe, yet fun Halloween this year!