‘Tis the season to upgrade!

'Tis the season of upgrading to downgrades! Yes, it’s January! The holidays are over now (insert sigh of relief here) and like many people, the onslaught of stuff and relief that it’s FINALLY over has put me squarely in purge mode. Lots of us are. This is exactly why January thrifting may be my favorite time of year.

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The Short Year Ahead for Congress

An election year can be a difficult one for Congress to accomplish a lot, given a shortened legislative calendar to provide lawmakers with ample time to be on the campaign trail.

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My Story: Michael

Through rounds of misdiagnosis, years in institutions, and mis-prescribed medications, Michael has continued to inspire those around him with his drive for independence. No longer needing daily supports to monitor his work, Michael was hired by Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut to work independently as a custodial team member on the Goodwill Good & Clean Crew.

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Cell Phone Do’s and Don’ts during In-Person Job Interviews

Cell phones provide immediate communication so you can always be available if you wish.

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Snow Day Chic With Goodwill®

There’s something so beautiful about New York City in the wintertime, with snow dusting the fire escapes with fluffy, sparkling white and lining the streets with a cold weather glow.

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Resolve to be a Goodwill® Advocate

The year 2019 and the first session of the 116th Congress came to a close with a few public policy wins that could benefit local Goodwill® organizations and the people they serve.

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Career Success via Options Other than a College Degree: Apprenticeship, Industry Credential or Learning a Trade

For much of the past 40 years, we heard a college degree is the way to get ahead. The Georgetown Center for Workforce Development and Education has done extensive analysis to demonstrate that, while two out of three entry-level jobs in the industrial economy demanded a high school diploma or less, now two out of three jobs demand at least some education or training beyond high school.

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When Serendipity Strikes

Have you ever seen something that made you swoon, but you knew it could probably never be yours? Have you ever wanted something for so long, but it just kept staying out of reach? The serendipitous search opportunities at your local Goodwill® is here to fulfill your dreams.

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The New Must-Have: Lifelong Learning

Years ago, having a high school diploma or college degree was enough to earn and keep a job. Today, countless studies report education and credentials are the pathway to greater earning potential.

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The Goodwill® Moment

Have you ever had the Goodwill moment? That second of heart fluttering and disbelief when you pick something up off the rack and think it’s too good to be true?

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Federal Funding and Tax Deal

Perhaps Congress is feeling the holiday spirit, or lawmakers recognize that we’re heading into an election year, or our collective advocacy efforts have paid off – whatever the motivation, Congress (the House and Senate) and the Administration have reached a deal on federal funding and a year-end tax bill, thus averting a government shutdown.

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Goodwill Industries of Houston Teams Up with Edge4Vets to Help Veterans Go to Work

Individuals who have served our country deserve more than just our thanks for their service — they need support to successfully return to civilian life. While veterans face many challenges, such as emotional stress, family obligations, and physical and emotional disabilities, they also must learn to navigate the workforce and find a job.

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