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Goodwill Success Story - TerryTerry always wanted to be the father and husband his family could count on – a role model to his children and responsible contributor to society. After several years in and out of incarceration for past mistakes, Terry needed the world to see the changed man he had finally become.

Taking the bus several hours each day to and from a temporary job, Terry demonstrated he was a solid and dependable employee, despite being just a temporary one. He worked hard exceeding expectations and proved himself, but there was no chance for a permanent position or advancement.

Through a brief but meaningful connection Terry made at a past job, he reconnected with a recruiting consultant at Goodwill TalentBridge who witnessed his strong work ethic, believed in his potential and knew he was capable of more than his current job was requiring of him. TalentBridge, Goodwill’s staffing and recruitment service, placed Terry at IEA where he builds and assembles industrial radiators and other components. After only a few months working, saw what TalentBridge saw and hired Terry permanently with full benefits.

After finding the right job, Terry is hoping to help other young mean find their place in life after past incarcerations.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440