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Posted by Christine Schulz on September 18, 2017

Our Project SEARCH completion ceremony was held on June 7 at the Milwaukee County Zoo and a total of 12 interns completed the program. I had the privilege of helping plan for this event again this year and enjoyed every minute. Project SEARCH is very near and dear to my heart, as each year I am always impressed with the Project SEARCH interns’ growth and resilience as they progress through the program.

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Direct Placement VS Temp to Hire

Posted by Heather Sechler on September 11, 2017

When partnering with a staffing agency many companies may find themselves asking if they should outsource the positions directly (direct placement) or bring someone on in a temp to hire model. In today’s low unemployment market, candidates have options.

Generally speaking, the higher the position level, the more complex the role; the harder it will be to identify and engage a candidate in a temp to hire model. The best course of action in this situation would be to engage with your staffing vendor in a direct placement search.

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Focused Job Seeking

Posted by Courtney Weyer on August 24, 2017

It’s been said that finding employment feels like a job in and of itself, and that can certainly be the case without having a measured and tactical approach in place. According to WebJunction, an online library forum and program of OCLC (global library cooperative), there are five stages in the job search process:

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Why Work at Goodwill Industries?

Posted by Paul Stewart on August 1, 2017

As Business Development Manager on the manufacturing side, I have the chance to give tours to customers and potential customers fairly often. They are blown away by the services we offer, the excitement that exists in the building, the passion we have for our mission and drive to meet our customers’ needs. Recently, a potential customer toured our James O. Wright Center for Work and Training (JOW) hoping to have Goodwill paint parts for his heat treating business. It’s not something our team has done before, but in true Goodwill fashion, the team embraced the project as a great opportunity.

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This Should be a Famous Quote

Posted by Julie Barber on July 7, 2017

Several years ago during a meeting with different members of our various business units, we discussed our training programs. Our then vice president of Culinary and Custodial Services, summed up the discussion we were having and said, “We teach people how to work, and then we give them skills.”

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