Goodwill® Employee Wins Grand Prize in the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season Contest on

Rockville, MD — Anthony Cornell, an employee of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, has won the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season grand prize of $5,000 on Cornell is the manager of a JobLink/Career Connections Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He and his staff help people in their local community receive the services they need to earn jobs and build fulfilling careers. Through Anthony’s hard work and leadership, he has helped more than 400 people earn jobs in his community in the last year.

Cornell was nominated for the contest by colleague and friend Tanika Hawkins. “His dedication inspires us all to do more, and that is what makes him a valuable employee,” said Hawkins in her nomination video.

Cornell was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two years old. He started working at the Winston-Salem Goodwill 14 years ago as a part-time employee and worked his way up to his current position as manager. He and his staff work with people in the community who are expanding their skills and looking for employment. The services offered at the center include resume writing assistance, personalized career counseling, help with cover letters, job search assistance, networking workshops, interviewing skills training, and access to computers and Internet.

“Many of our friends and neighbors are still feeling the effects of the economy and unemployment. Goodwill employees like Anthony Cornell are working tirelessly to help these people earn jobs,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Anthony is just one of the many hardworking and dedicated Goodwill professionals around the country who are helping people in their communities grow their careers and strengthen their families.”

Cornell was named a contest finalist for the month of April. He was one of seven finalists to be part of the second round of voting.

“On behalf of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Anthony for representing how Goodwill’s social enterprise serves the community,” said Thomas Royal, Multimedia/Public Relations Specialist. “His dedication and work is the embodiment of Goodwill’s mission of helping people find and earn jobs.”

To view Anthony’s video entry, click here To view a video about Goodwill featuring Cornell, click here.

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me to be the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season grand prize winner,” said Anthony Cornell, JobLink/Career Connections Center manager at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. “Along with my team, I will continue to do my best to make sure people have access to the resources they need to find jobs and get back on their feet.”