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5 Career Development Goals For 2022 From Goodwill Team Members

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

At Goodwill of Greater Washington, our success is your success – we want to help you RISE to your fullest potential through our free job training programs, career coaching services, and other opportunities that our organization has to offer. Workforce development is in our blood. It's at the core of what we do, and our team is always eager to share their expertise with the community.

What Will 2022 Bring to Goodwill of Greater Washington?

As they have been for most nonprofit organizations, the past two years have been challenging for Goodwill of Greater Washington. We have struggled with the pandemic resulting in temporary furloughs, store closures, illness, and the death of colleagues and family members. We have grappled with supply chain delays, workforce shortages, and significant drops in the donation of household goods. But as the saying goes, "The past is behind us." We look forward with hope. 

Opportunities Abound: Goodwill’s Job Training Programs in 2022

We are offering at least two refreshed job training programs in 2022. And as always, at no cost to members in need in our greater Washington community. 

What’s Appropriate? Gift Etiquette at Work

are just beginning. While family and friends are sure to top our lists this year, there’s another segment that is often overlooked. Not because we don’t care but, surprisingly, because we’re not sure what’s appropriate. You’ve guessed it – Holiday shopping for work colleagues! This task is challenging for many and may even have you second-guessing if your gift may land you in the hot seat with your human resource manager. If you’ve ever felt this way, then keep reading. We’ve provided tips and appropriate office gifts that will have your colleagues crowning you the MVP of gift-giving.  

AbilityOne Contracts Team Spotlight: William Duquette

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

Goodwill is proud to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. International Day of Person with Disabilities is a day that brings awareness for greater equality in all facets of economic, social, political and cultural life through promoting the rights and well-being of persons with differing abilities. Today we'd like to spotlight one of our incredible Contracts team members by sharing his inspirational personal story and celebrating his accomplishments. Meet William Duquette.

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

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

Be Thankful with a Random Act of Kindness

Thanksgiving is usually a day when we gather with friends and family to give thanks for the blessings we have in our lives.  While most of us also happen to enjoy the annual feast that is traditionally the highlight of the holiday, perhaps this year we can add another element to the celebration that has a more meaningful impact on those around us.

Goodwill Spotlight: What We’re Thankful For

To encourage you to adopt an “attitude of gratitude,” we would like to share a few of the many things our team members here at Goodwill of Greater Washington are most thankful for. But first, allow us to express a little gratitude for our own.

Veteran Spotlight: Ian Johnston

As part of our Veterans Day celebrations, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the individuals within our Goodwill family who have demonstrated selflessness, courage, and sacrifice, by serving our country. 

Veteran Spotlight: Robert Wade Sr.

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

Veterans Day is an important opportunity to spotlight our country’s service members and the invaluable work they perform each and every day.  celebrations, we'd like to take a moment to recognize the individuals within our Goodwill family who have demonstrated selflessness, courage, and sacrifice, by serving our country. 



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