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New Project SEARCH location

Posted by Christine Schulz on January 16, 2018

Project SEARCH interns at General Mitchell International AirportOctober 2017 General Mitchell International Airport became the first, ever airport to become a Project SEARCH location. We are so pleased to be partnering with HMS Host and Paradies Lagardère, as both businesses are hosting our six interns and giving them the opportunity of a lifetime! I would like to share with you what our interns have learned so far through Project SEARCH and what they have been doing during their first rotations.

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What can I do to be the best me?

Posted by Julie Barber on January 2, 2018

It is that time of year again. A time to reflect on the outgoing year and look forward to the new. What are the things I want to remember? What would I rather forget? And what can I do to improve on this new year? What can I do to be the best me I can be? This reminds me of the “Be the Best You” program which helped participants work to build skills to better serve them in community based employment. Which lead to the “Focus on the Five” to add direction. And although this was started to help participants, on every tour I have given at Goodwill since the posters went up someone has commented how accurate the five are and they wish they could teach their employees these lessons. These are important lessons for everyone regardless of the work you do.

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Manufacturing—Let’s talk!

Posted by Mark Honadel on November 29, 2017

My name is Mark Honadel and I have had the good fortune to be involved in manufacturing the majority of my life. The skills I have acquired are basically money in the bank because once you master them you will always have work or something to fall back on. Some skills I have mastered are Welding and Welder Fitting, Shearing, Punching, Forming, Thermoforming, Injection molding and some CNC machining.

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Creating a brand in Chicago

Posted by Andy Kobeski on November 15, 2017

In November 2010 I was recruited in to Goodwill TalentBridge. My primary focus as a Sr. Business Development Manager was to create B2B relationships within the northern Illinois community.

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Utilizing Industry Resources, When Partnering with an Outside Recruiting Firm

Posted by Sara Luther on November 3, 2017

So you are new to partnering with a staffing firm and you aren’t exactly sure how to get started. Or you have been using contingent workers for years and you feel pretty confident that you get how this works. Whether you are new to this kind of partnership or not, knowledge is power. From the changes in Affordable Care Act(ACA) requirements to co-employment issues, education and information is key.

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