Balancing the Value of Benefits with Salary Offers

Good benefits can add up to be more valuable than salary dollars. If you are new to full-time work, or if you didn’t have benefits in your job in the past, reviewing all of the benefits that an organization may offer and figuring out what you might or might not need can be a balancing act.

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Do You Remember Your First Job?

Lack of prior work experience can be a huge hindrance for young people seeking employment. Find out how Goodwill® is working to support the #FirstJob Hiring and Recruiting Compact, a new initiative from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, so that youth can gain the skills and experiences needed to advance in their own careers.

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Goodwill® GoodGuides Program Keeps Youth on Path to Graduation

Recent data shows high school graduation rates across the U.S. are at an all-time high, surpassing 81 percent. Studies also indicate that a young person’s success can be greatly enhanced by a champion or mentor, an adult who consistently helps in ways both big and small. Goodwill’s GoodGuides program is among several mentoring success stories that were featured on PBS’s “American Graduate Day” broadcast on October 3.

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Careers in Focus: Construction

Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like fine technical work? Do you like visual art? Building systems? Operating machines? Running a business? There’s a lot of room in the construction field for almost any skill set or interest. Occupations all across the construction spectrum are considered to have a “bright outlook,” and a number are also considered to be on the cutting edge of “green” industry. Here’s a small sample of promising career options in construction, and how you can get started.

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Eight Ways to Pitch Your Diverse Background as an Employment Asset

It has become more common to hear employers talk about valuing workplace diversity and inclusion. Today’s Millennial generation prefers “cognitive diversity,” or the blending of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives within a team. As employers seek to hire people with diverse racial, sexual, class or religious backgrounds, you can drive the conversation about the value that your own diversity brings to a company. Here are eight benefits of a diverse workplace that you can cite when talking with employers.

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Johnstown Goodwill Creates GoodDeeds Club to Promote Youth Volunteerism

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (Johnstown) has created the GoodDeeds Club as part of its GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring Program. The purpose of the program is to engage area youth through volunteer projects.

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My Story: Amanda Ferraris and Shayla Cajero

Amanda Ferraris serves as a mentor for Shayla Cajero through Goodwill of Southern Arizona's GoodGuides youth mentoring program.

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Goodwill® and Rotary Clubs Form Alliance to Help Thousands Earn Good Jobs

Goodwill and Rotary Launch Spring Donation Drive to Fund Job Training ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International and Rotary International are partnering to help thousands of people find and keep good jobs this spring. Members of Rotary clubs across the United States and Canada will be cleaning out their closets and donating gently used clothing

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Goodwills to Engage Volunteers During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

An increasing number of Americans are using the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to honor Dr. King’s legacy by volunteering in their communities. The holiday takes place on January 21, 2013, this year, the same day as U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Volunteers are using this day as ‘a day on, not a day off’ to address the needs in their communities and help create solutions to social problems. Local Goodwill® agencies are engaging volunteers on this day for a number of community service projects.

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Goodwill® Mentors Help Young People and Adults Develop Careers

Volunteers Promote Career Awareness and Skills Development During National Mentoring Month Rockville, MD — This month, organizations across the country will take part in the 11th annual National Mentoring Month to raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms and to recruit volunteers to become involved in formal mentoring programs. Goodwill Industries International is proud

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