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Reaping the Rewards of Meaningful Employment

Posted by Julie O'Malley on October 21, 2014

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Anthony enjoying his job at Troubadour Bakery/Colectivo Coffee

Recently the Goodwill Supported Employment Team reached a significant milestone. They have helped more than 100 individuals with special needs find a meaningful job, in the community, that matched their skills and interests. Anthony is one of the growing number of individuals building a better life through the program.  About two years ago, Anthony joined the Goodwill Work Services Program where he earned a paycheck while he received on-the-job training in packaging and assembly, quality assurance and material handling. 

Anthony also benefited from classroom instruction to strengthen work-related and social skills targeted at helping him succeed in the community. His Goodwill experience prepared him well for the job he enjoys today at Troubadour Bakery/Colectivo Coffee in Bay View, Wisconsin. Anthony takes great pride in his work and he’s a valued member on the team.

Learn more about Goodwill's Supported Employment Services and how we prepare individuals for jobs in the community.

Written by Julie O'Malley

Julie joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. as Manager of Sales and Business Development in 2013. She brings more than 15 years of management experience in the healthcare and consumer packaged goods industries. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.
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