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DC Goodwill Partners with Virginia Metropolitan Training Academy for its Free Unarmed Security & Protective Services Training Program

Arlington, VA – Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC Goodwill) recently launched a partnership with Virginia Metropolitan Training Academy (VMT Academy) to provide the skills based preparation for Goodwill’s unarmed security & protective services training program at its Arlington Career Center.

Goodwill’s previous training partner was an employer of security guards,. Since VMT Academy specializes in training and does not employ security guards itself, Goodwill believes more employers will be willing to hire Goodwill graduates who were not trained by a direct competitor.

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Sign of Economic Recovery or Need for Tax Deductions?

Washington, DC – In 2013 Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC Goodwill) has seen a 19.4% increase in donations of household goods over 2012. December is usually the busiest donation month of the year as donors seek last minute tax deductions, but the month’s donations were still 15% higher than a year ago.

Typically, donations of goods increase when the economy is strong and consumers are purchasing more new goods. Is it possible that the increase in donations is a strong indicator of regional economic stability?

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