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Help! I Work with Lazy Coworkers and My Boss Doesn't Notice

“I sometimes notice that my coworkers aren’t doing their jobs, but my manager doesn’t notice. What should I do?” – Ronald from Hoboken, NJ

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Help! I Work with Lazy Coworkers and My Boss Doesn’t Notice

“I sometimes notice that my coworkers aren’t doing their jobs, but my manager doesn’t notice. What should I do?” – Ronald from Hoboken, NJ

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Thousands Attend Goodwill® Career Fairs across the U.S. and Canada

This year’s Goodwill Industries® Week, celebrated last week, was one of the most exciting to date. Thirty-six Goodwills across the U.S. and Canada hosted more than 100 on-the-ground career fair events, and for the first time Goodwill Industries International hosted a virtual career fair.

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My Story: Will Place

Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Will faced a childhood of broken bones followed by bone cancer which caused him to lose his left arm. Employers were reluctant to hire him with these disabilities. At Goodwill, Will learned to be more independent and successfully train for call center work with simple accommodations. He looks forward to an impending job interview and entering the workforce.

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Five Pinterest DIY Projects You Can Complete with Items from Goodwill®

At Goodwill®, we’re particularly excited about Pinterest since so many of the projects and outfits people are pinning can be easily completed with items that you can find in our stores. Read on to find out about five easy DIY projects we first learned about on Pinterest that you can take on this weekend using items found at Goodwill.

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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Programs That Help Job Seekers

For individuals struggling to find work, federally funded employment and social services programs are crucial resources on the road to employment. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee worked to advance legislation that aims to avoid an automatic, across-the-board spending cut scheduled for January.

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Advance Your Career with Free Online Testing Resources

Maurice from Charleston, SC, asks, “Where can I get career testing that helps me find a job that suits me best?”

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‘American Idol’ Contestant’s Family Donates Autographed Photo to Goodwill®

Goodwill® donors in Southern Georgia are getting the chance to receive more than a tax deduction in return for their donations this week. The parents of current American Idol contestant Phillip Phillips have donated an autographed photo of their son in recognition of Goodwill Industries Week, May 6-12, to be given to one lucky donor at the week’s end.

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Goodwill® Is More Than Stuff and Stores: It’s about Stories

You just dropped off a donation and drove away with your receipt, feeling great about cleaning out your closet and leaving behind the things you no longer need. But here’s what else you should feel great about: Those jeans, sweaters, shoes, curtains, and video games you donated just helped people change their lives.

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My Story: Jim Barnette

Before coming to Goodwill, Jim worked many different jobs for little-to-no pay. He came to Goodwill at age 40 and was given the opportunity to learn several jobs in the production and contracts department. He quickly proved his abilities and was promoted to working in the store. He is happy to be earning and saving money, and to have funds to buy record albums and go on dates with his girlfriend.

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The Stories Thrift Stores Tell Us

Last summer with the help of Goodwill Industries® and a Kickstarter campaign, I spent 52 days visiting thrift stores across the country in an RV named “HaRVey” for my personal photo project, All Thrifty States. To me, thrift stores are a great way to get to know a community and take the pulse of our nation. In the stuff, I see stories.

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Job Creation and Skills Training Should Be a Priority this Election

As the election season heats up, voters want candidates to focus on getting people back to work. Unfortunately, a recent poll revealed a disparity between reducing unemployment and the need for providing new skills training for the unemployed.

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