Aug 6, 2009

Older workers get boost

Tecumseh Area Partnership, Lafayette, Ind., received $1 million from U.S. Dept. of Labor to expand workforce development services for workers age 55 and older.

Jul 28, 2009

Goodwill launches clothing drive

Goodwill International and Family Circle launched back-to-school drive to collect five million pounds of clothing for children; runs from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.

Jul 17, 2009

Goodwill provides job training for 1.5 million

Through network of 166 agencies, Goodwill job training programs served record 1.5 million people in 2008, up 40 percent from 2007.

Jan 30, 2009

Temp groups target low-income job-seekers

‘Alternative staffing organizations’ combine job-placement services with support services for low-income people facing barriers to employment.

Jan 22, 2009

Groups team to help women build careers

Soroptimist International of Raleigh and Dress for Success of the Triangle are joining forces to give low-income women the clothes they need for job interviews.

Aug 26, 2008

Goodwill expects job-training boom

Goodwill Industries International expects job training programs to match or exceed 2007’s 20 percent growth rate.

Aug 19, 2008

Lynch to head Industries for the Blind

Kevin A. Lynch, former interim CEO, National Industries for the Blind, named president and CEO.

Jun 24, 2008

Twiga Foundation receives $400,000 from Sloan Foundation

Twiga Foundation, Boise, Idaho, received $400,000 grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund States as Employers-of-Choice project.

Dec 24, 2007

Habitat, Goodwill team up to boost underemployed


By Todd Cohen


Oct 24, 2006

Goodwill at the White House

Laura Newman

Sue Etheridge, a regular shopper at Goodwill stores in Raleigh, doesn’t just wear her purchases around the home or office, she also wears them to the White House.

For the past four years, Etheridge has volunteered at the White House for about two weeks around Thanksgiving to decorate Christmas