National Hispanic Heritage Month – Goodwill Celebrates

Posted: September 13, 2021

From September 15th through October 15th, Goodwill of Greater Washington observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration of the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latinx Americans. 

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

Posted: September 10, 2021

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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Labor Day 1921: Looking Back to a Century Ago

Posted: August 31, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day with the usual backyard bar-b-ques and last gasp beach get-a-ways, we thought it would be fun to look back on what this holiday was like 100 years ago.

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Celebrating September’s Jewish High Holidays

Posted: August 30, 2021

For those who practice Judaism, this September is an especially important month, filled with significant holidays that the community recognizes in various ways.

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

Posted: August 24, 2021

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?

Posted: August 18, 2021

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

Posted: August 10, 2021

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?

Posted: August 2, 2021

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

Posted: July 27, 2021

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

Posted: July 19, 2021

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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