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Mission Blog Posts – Workforce Development

How Sick Is ‘Too Sick’ to Work?

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. Previously, a sick day meant not coming into the office and not working at all. Now, a sick day is just a day at home for many remote workers, but potentially working. The question needs to be asked, how sick is ‘too sick’ to work?

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Honoring Our Veterans during the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

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Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest attack in history on American soil. September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy, with 2,977 lives lost and countless lives altered forever.  

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Goodwill Team Spotlight: What Does Women’s Equality Day Mean to You?

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On August 26th, Goodwill of Greater Washington recognizes Women’s Equality Day, a significant day in United States history that celebrates the passage of women’s suffrage in our country. To further celebrate Women's Equality Day, we asked multiple team members what Women's Equality Day means to them. 

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Is Retail for You?

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As an organization that has a large stake in the retail industry, Goodwill of Greater Washington is keenly interested and aware of the evolution taking place. In this week’s blog, we look at two questions. First, what are some of the permanent changes we can expect for retail? Second, is retail still a good career choice?

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Five Ways to Be More Environmentally Sustainable at Work

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In order to protect Mother Earth, it is essential to keep up with our sustainable, green living practices - especially now that many of us have the green light to go back into the office. Our schedules and lifestyles have been shaken up once again, but this jarring change does not mean that we have to revert to old behaviors or resist the adoption of new and beneficial ones. To make the transition a little bit easier, here are five tips for practicing sustainability in the workplace. 

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What Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Look Like in Different Work Environments?

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It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought an incredible amount of change and disturbance to all of our work lives. However, another major change of the last year has been the increasing drive to prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.  

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Five Things That Don’t Belong On Your Resume

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A resume is the first impression. Despite changes in the workforce, especially during COVID-19, a strong resume is still the ticket into the door to help you get that dream job. It unlocks an initial interview. It introduces you in paper form to a future employer. To many, it's almost considered sacred. That's why it's important, more than ever before, to get your resume in top shape. In this competitive working world, a flawless resume, without errors or unnecessary information, can truly help you stand out. 

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COVID-19’s Affect On Workplace Toxicity

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We were curious to see how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the toxic work environment. On the surface, it would appear that being free to work from home would reduce the stress of toxicity. After all, we wouldn’t have to face the causes of our stress in person and could, in effect, hide from the problem. Unfortunately, there is some evidence that the exact opposite occurred.

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Commutes Are Back and the Public Has Varying Opinions

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In the time prior to March of 2020, commuting to work was an expected – and accepted – part of everyday life. At that time the average one-way commute in Washington, DC was around 30 minutes. Now, many who read this would wish their one-way daily commute was only 30 minutes.

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Coming Fourth

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Is there anything more “normal” than celebrating the Fourth of July? It is the unofficial mid-point of summer and screams barbeques and backyard parties. And, yes, it is also when we celebrate America’s independence. That word holds a slightly different connotation in 2021.

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