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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Famous Individuals in the DC Area

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As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to use our blog to spotlight some of the famous Hispanic individuals who contribute to our DMV community.

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Job Growth: Pre- vs. Post-Pandemic Insights

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he scourge of COVID-19 may still linger but its effects on how we live – and work – continues to recede into the distance. The changes it has left in its wake have been fundamental. Think of how the assembly line or the 40-hour work week or the Internet have changed what opportunities exist for workers.

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How to Leave a Job Without Burning Bridges

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We are assuming you are leaving your current position for life reasons or a better opportunity. If you are escaping a toxic environment or – worse – were terminated, your approach will be quite different. There are two main reasons to depart on good terms. First, you’ll likely want to obtain a reference from your old supervisor. Second, you may want to come back to your old position.

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The No-No’s of PTO

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However, in a post (ish) pandemic world, the lines between work and away-from-work have gotten blurred. Traditionally, there has been a hard line separating our workplace environment from the rest of our life. That has become more of a grey area as we have become more accustomed to working from almost everywhere.

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The Benefits of a Hospitality Career

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Fortunately, the hospitality industry has bounced back, fueled in large measure by two years of pent-up demand. This is great news for our area. According to JLL’s Pulse of the Market report for May, the number of jobs filled in the DC region was at 97.9% of pre-pandemic levels. The report also listed over fourteen thousand job listings for “Food Preparation and Service”.

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National Volunteer Week: The Power of Mentorship

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We thought about spotlighting the hundreds of volunteering opportunities available in the DC region. However, we chose to look at a volunteering effort that is something any of us can do in our everyday lives. Mentoring.

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Giving Tuesday: What Is It? How Can You Help?

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On #GivingTuesday, you can stand with Goodwill to finish 2021 strong and start 2022 ready to do more!

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A Goodwill Thanks!

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From each of us at Goodwill of Greater Washington, have a safe, blessed, and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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The Excel Center Graduates 25!

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On January 12th, The Goodwill Excel Center graduated its second class! The 25 smiling graduates walked across the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre located in downtown DC to accept their high school diplomas in front of hundreds of friends and family members.

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Goodwill Style at this Year’s Holiday Party

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s the holiday season. And you know what that means? Office holiday parties are coming up quickly!

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