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Why I chose to work for Goodwill

Posted by Andy Kobeski on May 17, 2018

In my many years of working in corporate America, I have seen people find themselves unengaged in their work. They have a great position with a nice paycheck, but no fulfillment at the end of the day. To them, their work seems meaningless.

However, working for Goodwill TalentBridge, a part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, I get to see the positive impact we have firsthand on the lives of individuals we serve in the community.

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Posted by Christine Schulz on April 25, 2018

Over the last several years, we have transformed how we serve and support individuals with disabilities and the timing was right to re-brand ourselves. Through community member focus groups and our team's input, we were able to collaboratively come up with our new name, that I’m very excited to share with you— EmpowerOne. We believe this new name reflects our team’s purpose and our vision statement:

We empower individuals with disabilities to achieve and thrive through employment, 
connection and inclusion in the community

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E-cycle Celebrates Its First Birthday

Posted by Chris Pier on March 23, 2018

Goodwill E-cycle began operations in early 2017 with the goal of launching a new business line that would create new jobs, provide opportunities for sustainable job training and provide some contribution to revenue. Now that we are a year into the business, we are proud of the highlights and accomplishments that have happened over the last 12 months. Let us share some of those with you:

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It's What We Do

Posted by Paul Stewart on February 27, 2018

Whenever I tell someone that I work for Goodwill Industries they’ll either ask, what store, or tell me about how they shop or donate all the time. I always appreciate the opportunity to share more of the story with not only my friends, but customers that walk through our manufacturing facilities. As a Business Development Manager for Goodwill Manufacturing, it’s my responsibility to meet with manufacturers in the area and bring in packaging projects to one of our two facilities in Southeastern Wisconsin. My goal is to get these potential customers walking through the James O. Wright Center on the northwest side of Milwaukee or Enterprise facility in Sturtevant to see our mission first hand. Without a doubt, I will hear the following statement, “I didn’t know Goodwill did that, how cool.”

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Goodwill Laundry—Did You Know?

Posted by Josh Latawiec on February 9, 2018

Goodwill Laundry & Linen Services processes over 14 million pounds of linen annually.Let’s start with an easy one, there’s no doubt that you know Goodwill as a string of retail stores, but did you know that among its many other services Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin also operates an industrial laundry facility? This isn’t some small laundromat or dry-cleaning place either, working with some of the largest hotels and hospitals in the Milwaukee area, Goodwill Laundry & Linen Services processes over 14 million pounds of linen annually. To put that number in perspective this is about 200 pounds a minute or more than 254,000 loads of laundry you could do at home!

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