My Story: Carra Wilson

Carra Wilson is an advocate for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, a true example that success in your professional and personal life is possible when you have both courage and a strong work ethic and seek help when needed. "I used to think I would never be able to keep a job, but through my dedication and hard work plus the support I received from Goodwill, I now have a job that I love."

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My Story: Timothy Bruner

Tim demonstrates a determination to succeed and to make life better not only for himself but also for his son. Through his shear determination to become self-sufficient and independent, he is teaching his son, Ayden, valuable lessons on not giving up.

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My Story: Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a great example of a success story. He has overcome adversity and the difficult hurdle of trying to find employment with a criminal background. His positive attitude and determination prove that you can accomplish great things, regardless of the hand life has dealt you.

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My Story: Brenda Leake

Born with cerebral palsy, Brenda was told she would never be able to drive, have children or graduate from high school. Despite these predictions, Brenda received her high school diploma in January 2017 through her hard work and persistence.

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My Story: Everardo Jaimez

Through hard work, determination and some help from his local Goodwill, Everado Jamiez was able to overcome homelessness and is now employed as a Customer Service Representative helping the residents of Greensboro, NC.

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My Story: John Moore

After finding himself unemployed and subsequently homeless after a series of unfortunate events, John Moore was able to persevere and regain all that he had lost with the support of Discover Goodwill's Rehire Program.

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My Story: Emmetri Beane

Following a brain aneurysm, two strokes and an epilepsy diagnosis, Emmetri Beane found employment and a supportive team at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (Fredericksburg, VA).

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Tell Congress, That’s No Way to Run a Railroad

The saying referenced in today’s headline dates back to 1932, though few remember that it originally appeared in a comic book. If you were born that year you would be 84 years old today, and you might still be working according to the latest data. By 2020, it is estimated that workers 55 and over will make up 25 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, up from 13 percent in 2000.

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Career and Financial Advice for June 2016

In June, GoodProspects covered tips for first-time job seekers, interview considerations for people with disabilities, ways to build a friendlier workplace and how to get started in a career in loss prevention.

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Career and Financial Advice for April 2016

The Goodwill blog’s career and financial advice posts have all moved to GoodProspects®, but you can still get great advice on your job search, learn about career fields and connect with virtual career mentors. Here are some recent articles published this month—match your skills to your ideal workplace, learn networking strategies for older workers, explore careers in solar installation, and learn details about health care benefits and retirement options.

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