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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goodwill expects job-training boom
Goodwill Industries International expects job training programs to match or exceed 2007’s 20 percent growth rate.
Lynch to head Industries for the Blind
Kevin A. Lynch, former interim CEO, National Industries for the Blind, named president and CEO.
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.
Habitat, Goodwill team up to boost underemployed
By Todd Cohen
Goodwill at the White House
By 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