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4 Tips to Create an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 16, 2020

Historically, disabled individuals faced many hurdles when looking for employment. But today’s hiring managers recognize that people with disabilities bring valuable skills and perspectives to the job.

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A Special Message from Donald Driver: Why National Disability Employment Awareness Month is Important to Me

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 15, 2020

Green Bay Packers Legend and Goodwill spokesperson, Donald Driver, recorded a heartfelt message on his Facebook page Wednesday evening showing his support for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metro Chicago.
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Finding Your Next Career Opportunity

Posted by Marco Villalobos on October 13, 2020

In today's virtual world, there are numerous online spots to search for your next career opportunity. But with so many available options, you might wonder what you should know before you start, which employment search engines you should use, and what role social media plays in job hunting.

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Creating Equal Opportunities at Grebe’s Bakery

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 13, 2020

Finding the value in every person – that’s the mission statement at Grebe’s Bakery, an equal-opportunity employer beloved by the communities they serve in the Greater Milwaukee area.

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Adopting People-First Language

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 12, 2020

Our identities are often shaped not only by how we see ourselves, but by how we are seen and acknowledged by others. For many of us, our identities are almost entirely formed using the names or titles we’re given in our personal and professional lives.

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Seeing Someone's Abilities: 4 Advantages of Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 6, 2020

This year – 2020 – marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which ensures people with disabilities have equal opportunities for transportation, use of facilities, public accommodations, and, of course, employment. At Goodwill, we’re celebrating by bringing the advantages of hiring workers with disabilities to the forefront.

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Tips to Improve Professionalism in a Virtual Workplace

Posted by Ariah Zwolinski on September 29, 2020

The sudden move from an in-person workplace to a virtual one doesn’t mean professionalism fades away. What it does mean is shifting the way we approach work. You may have sweatpants on during that Zoom call with your coworkers but it doesn’t mean you can’t – and shouldn’t – maintain professional behavior.

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5 Reasons to Embrace the Art of Thrifting

Posted by Goodwill Staff on September 8, 2020

Thrift culture thrives on diversity, intentional consumerism, and community. Finding one-of-a-kind wardrobe items and other hidden treasures is always a thrill, but there is much more to thrifting than savvy shopping. Thrifting has the potential to make a positive impact on your personal finances, your community, and even the planet.

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Supporting Our Kenosha Community

Posted by Goodwill Staff on September 4, 2020

Local groups and businesses worked together to feed the community and bring positivity to Uptown Kenosha after an emotional week of protests in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake left some businesses destructed or closed.

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Milwaukee Students Celebrate Completion of Lead2Change’s Dream.Explore.Build Program

Posted by Goodwill Community Relations Department on August 13, 2020

On August 6, Milwaukee high school students celebrated their accomplishments and completion of Lead2Change’s Dream.Explore.Build program. The career-readiness program is designed to engage high school students in cultivating their dreams, exploring their strengths, and building their futures.

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