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Celebrate the ADA!  – 30th Anniversary
Celebrate the ADA! – 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodations. While the signing of the ADA provided a major step in the right direction, we know individuals with disabilities still face barriers to employment and economic independence….

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Providing Opportunities to Older Workers During COVID-19
Providing Opportunities to Older Workers During COVID-19

For years, Palmetto Goodwill has worked to provide job training and employment services to older workers – ages 55 and over through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Under normal circumstances, SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and…

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Fact Check: Think Before You Donate
Fact Check: Think Before You Donate

From the Grand Strand down to the Lowcountry, people are setting aside their newspapers and picking up their smart phones. According to a recent report from Forbes, 55% of American adults receive their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes” – an 8% increase from just one year ago. In fact, chances are you…

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Veteran Turns Welding Dream into Reality
Veteran Turns Welding Dream into Reality

It’s not too often a pastry chef trades in his oven mitts for a welding mask, but that didn’t stop Race Faulk from chasing his dream.   “I can’t say enough about the welding course and the experience I had. I would encourage anyone looking for this type of training to call Palmetto Goodwill and…

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Palmetto Goodwill Gifts Local Veteran a Car
Palmetto Goodwill Gifts Local Veteran a Car

More than 400,000 United States veterans reside in South Carolina, and for many, the transition back to civilian life is filled with barriers. Often, veterans in our community struggle with job placement, training, medical matters and so much more. Each of these daily obstacles becomes even more overwhelming without the assistance of something many Americans…

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My Story: Tim Zarzecki
My Story: Tim Zarzecki

As we celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month, we thought it appropriate to post a piece from last year’s Achiever of the Year award recipient: At age 52, I have found a place — and a purpose — through my job in food services at a military base in Virginia Beach, VA. I was born with…

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Celebrating Older Workers
Celebrating Older Workers

By Laura Walling Last year local Goodwill® organizations collectively provided job-training and employment services to more than 235,000 older workers – age 55 and over.  As the saying goes, “Age is nothing but a number” and the wealth of knowledge and experience that these individuals bring to an employer is an asset. Each year during…

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“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”
“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”

By Randy Wooden No list of the most challenging interview questions would be complete without the ol’ weaknesses question. Today I’ll explore why they’re asking it and strategies for answering.  Bear in mind, no single answer is necessarily best or worst, although I have a couple definitely in the running! First, why are they asking…

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Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation
Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation

May is Military Appreciation Month, which provides an opportunity to recognize and thank those who selflessly serve our country with honor and dignity.  This includes 1.2 million active service members along with over 800,000 reservists.  They all deserve our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they make each and every day. At Palmetto Goodwill we…

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