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Like Schools Around the Metro Area, Goodwill of North Georgia Celebrates its 2023 Graduating Class Entering the Workforce

Goodwill of North Georgia’s main mission is to put people to work, and this year’s graduating class once again makes good on that promise. Out of the 253 graduating from Goodwill training programs, 109 have already secured employment with companies such as Amazon, Kroger, Delta Airlines, Georgia Department of Transportation, and many others. For each regional graduating […]

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Goodwill of North Georgia celebrates diversity

Every day, Goodwill of North Georgia celebrates diversity, recognizing that a diverse workforce benefits not just team members, but the business as well. In fact, Forbes recently reported that, “companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to experience greater financial returns than their respective non-diverse counterparts.” Additionally, diverse companies enjoy higher employee satisfaction […]

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Goodwill Connecting Returning Citizens to Work

Recently, the Goodwill of North Georgia career center in Cornelia, GA hosted State Senator Bo Hatchett and shared the wealth of resources available to jobseekers in the community. “It was a privilege touring the Cornelia Goodwill this week,” Hatchett said. “It was an eye-opening experience to learn about all the resources they offer to this community.” The […]

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Goodwill of North Georgia leadership wrote letters of encouragement in honor of Women’s History Month

This past March, several women within Goodwill of North Georgia leadership were asked to write a letter of encouragement in honor of Women’s History Month. As we look to celebrate Mothers this coming Sunday, we are revisiting an open letter from Goodwill of North Georgia Vice President of Marketing, Elaine Armstrong who shares some salient […]

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Goodwill Celebrates National Small Business Week

This National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6), Goodwill of North Georgia calls attention to small business owners who are the backbone of the workforce. To support aspiring and established entrepreneurs who are looking to bolster and grow their enterprises, Goodwill offers GoodBiz, a 12- to 15-week course where participants will learn skills […]

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Meet Steven Hardy: A Goodwill Success Story

Steven Hardy is an incredible example of strength and courage. After falling on hard times, he found himself unhoused, hungry and with nowhere to go. He took shelter outside the Goodwill® Old National career center, sleeping on the sidewalk after the center closed. The team was concerned, and employment specialist Tahirah Harding made efforts to […]

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Goodwill Hosting Earth Day Fashion Show April 19th

Celebrate sustainable fashion with Atlanta-based stylists and Goodwill styles To celebrate sustainable shopping and fashion before Earth Day (April 22nd), Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a free Earth Day Fashion Show featuring thrifted looks created by local stylists.  On April 19th from 6 – 7p.m., models will walk the runway wearing outfits comprised of […]

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Snellville Goodwill® Grand Re-Opening April 7

Goodwill store celebrates internal renovations Goodwill celebrated the grand re-opening of its Snellville store on Thursday, April 7th, after undergoing internal renovations. The Goodwill team has been working to renovate many of its locations including Northlake, Perimeter, Pleasant Hill, and West End to revamp the shopping, donating, and working experience for everyone who supports the […]

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Celebrate Earth Day Early: Donate for a Chance to Win a $500 Prize

According to the World Resources Institute, discarded, non-biodegradable materials can sit in landfills for up to 200 years, becoming waste that negatively impacts the environment.  While it may be easier to throw away rather than donate, giving your items a second life can have tremendous positive impacts on the amount of waste we produce as […]