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National Hispanic Heritage Month – Goodwill Celebrates

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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. 

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

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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.  

Goodwill of Greater Washington to Open 21st Store in Rockville, Maryland

Goodwill of Greater Washington announces the opening of its 21st retail store and donation center 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

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

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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. 

Five Ways to Be More Environmentally Sustainable at Work

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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. 

Five Things That Don’t Belong On Your Resume

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Romance is alive. But, is it appropriate in the workplace?

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. 

Commutes Are Back and the Public Has Varying Opinions

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.

Ever Wonder What’s Involved in Opening a Goodwill Store?

While Goodwill stores operate in a very similar manner to most retail operations, we do have some unique jobs and processes. But at the end of the day, what makes Goodwill different from virtually any other retailer is that 91 cents out of every dollar we earn is funneled back into our mission services: providing free job training, education, and employment programs for people with disadvantages and disabilities. That is what makes us the most proud every time we open a new store.

To Mask or Not to Mask?

Face it, not wearing a mask will feel a bit unnatural for a time. Seeing people not wearing masks will still set off that virus alarm in some people. However, as of this writing, 60% of the US population had received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 37% were fully vaccinated. As this program proceeds, we will all feel more comfortable not wearing a mask.

9 Questions & Considerations For Switching Career Paths Post-Pandemic

If you’ve been in hold mode and are preparing to switch career paths, how has the pandemic altered that paradigm?



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