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Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog
Working Capital - Goodwill's Mission Blog
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A Goodwill “Thank You” to those Who Don’t Hear it Enough!

Posted: November 20, 2017

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of people who have donated to Goodwill all those items that have outgrown their homes this year.

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Veterans & The Energy Sector: A Powerful Combination

Posted: November 10, 2017

On Veteran's Day - a day when we recognize the commitment, valor, and sacrifice demonstrated by those who serve or served in our military - the conversation often evolves into a discussion about the number of veterans who are out of work.

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The New Blue Collar

Posted: November 2, 2017

Over the years the term “blue collar” has been widely applied to those working in the trade industries. Traditionally, a “blue collar” worker was someone who learned a skill – often by attending a trade school or by apprenticing – rather than going to college. While this definition still applies, the changing world of the tech economy has added new layers and new opportunities.

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Bizarre Jobs

Posted: October 27, 2017

In the true spirit of the season, we thought now would be a good time to explore some career opportunities that lean toward the bizarre.

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Destroying Morale: “Spirit” Killers in the Workplace

Posted: October 20, 2017

In recognition of the Halloween season, we thought we’d share a few thoughts on how to keep a happy and productive team at work and avoid killing the “spirit” of your associates.

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Prepare for the Robot Takeover… Kind Of

Posted: October 16, 2017

Movies like The Matrix and The Terminator franchise and books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (also both source materials for famous movies) present a world in which man’s creation is the eventual undoing of our species.

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Jobs Of The Living Dead

Posted: October 6, 2017

While these jobs may not be for the faint of heart we are going to guess there is probably some good job security if you decide to go into one of these professions. A few other perks: you won't exactly have to be in the traditional office environment and your coworkers are very quiet.

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NDEAM 2017: A Spotlight on Goodwill’s Ability One Program Contract Sites

Posted: September 29, 2017

Every year, during the month of October, Goodwill of Greater Washington joins hundreds of companies across the United States in recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This campaign is an opportunity to educate our nation’s workforce and facilitate discussion about disability employment issues and lift up the countless contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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3 Fun Work Trends to Experiment with this Fall

Posted: September 22, 2017

As we begin the transition from summer to fall we invite the DC Goodwill Fashionista back to give us some of her favorite workplace trends for the upcoming season.

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Is It Better To Be Liked Or Respected?

Posted: September 15, 2017

Is it better to be liked or to be respected in the workplace? This can be taken from two different perspectives – as a co-worker and as a supervisor. In a perfect world we are seen as both, but is there an advantage (or disadvantage) to one over the other?

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