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The Important Role Your First Job Plays

Posted by Julie O'Malley on February 25, 2015

Every year the Oscars generate plenty of buzz and news coverage. From predicting winners to red carpet fashion there’s a story to tell.  One feature that caught my attention was on the jobs that celebrities had before they made it big.  Do you know which Best Actor Nominee (Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch) worked as a New York City doorman?  Or which one started out as a cab and ice cream truck driver? 

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Is the Skills Gap Someone Else's Issue?

Posted by Dan Depies on February 12, 2015

I was recently part of a skills gap discussion, based on an April 2014 article from Inc., entitled “Is There Really A Skills Gap?” by Cait Murphy. While there are many opinions if a skills gap, a motivation gap, or whatever gap you want to call it exists. The fact remains there are plenty of people looking for a job (or a different job), and many employers who need people and can’t find them.

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Delivering Goodwill's Mission in Metropolitan Chicago

Posted by Dan Depies on January 14, 2015

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Power Partners Demonstrate Commitment to Goodwill's Mission

Posted by Dan Depies on December 17, 2014

On December 12, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. hosted our 10th annual Power Partners Awards Breakfast. The Power Partners award is given to companies that demonstrate commitment to Goodwill’s mission by providing substantial, ongoing work opportunities for individuals we serve. Since Power Partners began in 2005, 17 companies have received this award.

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A Case for a Contingent/Contract Workforce

Posted by Mike Boelter on November 19, 2014

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of September 2014. With this high number of available jobs, I’m surprised to still be hearing that some organizations are struggling to find a talented workforce.

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