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Mission Blog Posts – Disability Services

Celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA!

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On July 26, 2022, the country will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking piece of legislation prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodation, and promotes equality for all Americans.

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NDEAM Team Spotlight: Carol Pendleton of United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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Meet Carol Pendleton. Carol is a Supervisor at one of our AbilityOne contract sites and has been with the organization for over 12 years. She oversees a diverse team primarily responsible for the custodial duties performed at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, VA.

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NDEAM 2017: A Spotlight on Goodwill’s Ability One Program Contract Sites

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Every year, during the month of October, Goodwill of Greater Washington joins hundreds of companies across the United States in recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This campaign is an opportunity to educate our nation’s workforce and facilitate discussion about disability employment issues and lift up the countless contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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Goodwill Celebrates 35 Years at the Bureau of Engraving & Printing

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Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Contract Services provides employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing Federal contracts in accordance with the AbilityOne Program. This year we are very excited to be celebrating a momentous anniversary at our oldest contract site: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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Join Us in Celebrating NDEAM 2016: #InclusionWorks

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During the month of October we invite you to join us in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM recognizes the skills and talents of workers with disabilities and the tremendous contributions they bring to the workforce. #InclusionWorks

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Hire a Good Employee…Earn a Tax Credit!

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Did you know that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire workers with significant barriers to employment? Employers, America’s workforce and the economy all benefit from the program.

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Empowering People with The Tools to RISE to Success

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Goodwill's RISE Coaching program provides access to one-on-one support for our own Goodwill associates to reach their highest level of personal and professional success.

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA!

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On July 26, 2015, the country will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking piece of legislation prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodation, and promotes equality for all Americans.

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Misconceptions of the Unemployed with Disabilities

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As the economy continues to grow and more jobs are created there remains a gap in the unemployment rates between those workers with a disability and those without.

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Patricia Has Hope

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Goodwill of Greater Washington is known as a leader in developing the DC metro area's workforce. But did you know we also employ people with disabilities?

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