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Anja's Story

December 13, 2016

Posted in: Student Stories

Anja left nearly everything behind when she moved from her home in Germany to the U.S. in June, 2010. Anja’s husband, who was in the United States Army and had lived in Germany while serving for more than 30 years, was being relocated to Bremerton.

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Let’s Get to Work: When Potential Employers Ask Illegal Questions

October 1, 2016

Posted in: Job Seeker Resources

Employers should only ask questions related to your ability to do the job they are hiring for. Here are some tips for handling questions that may help you answer honestly and safely.

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Goodwill Ambassador Fall 2016

September 1, 2016

Posted in: Goodwill Ambassadors

Luis Rattia thought of Goodwill as a place to donate unwanted items, and an organization that helped poor people. He soon learned how much more Goodwill has to offer.

Fairly fluent in English, Luis had an advanced degree when he moved to Seattle in 2015 from Caracas, Venezuela. He was taking English conversation classes at the public library, trying to find work and build a network of friends. The staff at Casa Latina, a services resource for Latinos, referred Luis to Goodwill.

“Goodwill was really, really helpful for me. I went to job training classes and they helped me write a more American-style resume," Luis said.

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To be job search ready, you need to be prepared

September 1, 2016

Posted in: Job Seeker Resources

A successful job search requires you to be perpared. This comprehensive check-list will help you make the most of your job search efforts.

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Key Bank Awards Grant to Seattle Goodwill and Everett Community College for Youth Aerospace Program

August 15, 2016

Posted in: News Releases

Key Bank has awarded Seattle Goodwill and Everett Community College (ECC) a $75,000 grant to support the Seattle Goodwill Youth Aerospace Program and Everett Community College enrollment. The check will be presented to Seattle Goodwill and ECC at 2:30 pm Aug. 16.

Goodwill and ECC partner in this two year program to help youth develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to achieve in school as they simultaneously learn to contribute positively to the greater community, be competitive in the job market and successfully enroll in and complete post-secondary education.


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Goodwill Ambassador Summer 2016

June 1, 2016

Posted in: Goodwill Ambassadors

Helen Petersen learned the value of work growing up on a farm near Mesa, Arizona. Today she supports Seattle Goodwill because the organization helps people get training and find jobs.

“Work is important. You might not get the job you want right away, but there are things out there you could be doing,” Helen said.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Goodwill

March 16, 2016

Posted in: Thrifty Kitchen, Community, and Shop

Whether you’re the wear-green-so-I-don’t-get-pinched type, or the wholehearted celebrant of all things Irish—or anywhere in between—St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun day to celebrate with those around you. You might celebrate with a pint at the local Irish pub, by running a marathon, by decking yourself in green, orange, and white and shamrocks galore, by putting together an epic playlist of Irish artists, or by sharing Irish cuisine with friends.

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Goodwill Ambassador Spring 2016

March 1, 2016

Posted in: Goodwill Ambassadors

View our Spring 2016 Goodwill Ambassador

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Seattle Goodwill: A Proud Boeing Partner

January 27, 2016

Posted in: Community, Job Training & Education, and Youth Programs

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Annual Report 2015

January 16, 2016

Posted in: Annual Reports

In 2014 - 2015 fiscal year, more people took steps forward through our new training programs and workshops. We added warehouse logistics and industrial vehicle classes to meet an increased demand for jobs in those areas. Another example is digital literacy, which is no longer just a Goodwill class. It is incorporated into our job training programs, job placement and support services assistance. 

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