Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning

Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning

It might be hard to imagine warm weather and blue skies in the middle of February throughout New England, but the results of this past Groundhog Day suggest that Spring is just around the corner. On February 2nd, 2020, the famous Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, signaling an early spring to those who believe the legend. But even if you aren’t a believer in local lore, daylight

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Debunking Online Rumors

Debunking Online Rumors

As Goodwill is a widely known charitable entity, a fair amount of misinformation and misrepresentation exists about it. In particular, there are two rumors that have been circulating for nearly 15 years that say that Goodwill sells all donated items for profit and that Goodwill is owned by a man named “Mark Curran.”  First and foremost, we would like to emphasize that Goodwill and all of its locations are

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Think before you donate!

Think before you donate!

GET THE FACTS ABOUT ONLINE RUMORS! “Think before you donate” and we think you will see why donating to Goodwill® is the right choice. Goodwill is the leading workforce provider in the world, placing someone in a new job every 30 seconds of every business day. Goodwill has a more than 117-year track record in providing services to people going through transition, whether due to military service, lack of

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Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

In today’s job market, the average person is having an easier time finding work. However, this isn’t always true for people who have been incarcerated. One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is the stigma attached to people who have recently been released from prison. Often previously incarcerated people applying for jobs can feel demoralized when employers reject them, or disregard their resumes without calling them back. Goodwill of

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From prison to business owner!

From prison to business owner!

Jimmy Lee Baker is a 50 year old New Haven resident who was released from incarceration on June 16, 2018 after serving 24 years.  Mr. Baker came back to the community with a determination and goal of one day having his own business.  He graduated from the Fit For Business program in New Haven, ready to join the city’s newest job creators. He is now the proud owner of

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