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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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Go Green with Goodwill on Earth Day
Go Green with Goodwill on Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated each year in April but at Goodwill, we aim to be mindful of our planet every day with the help of our donors, shoppers, and community. Read on for how we’re making a difference and how you can get more involved.

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Honoring Black History Month
Honoring Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on a few employees that make our mission possible. We are thankful for their dedication, commitment and smiling faces each and every day.

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