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Minnesota Workforce Development Partnership: #1 Goodwill Easter Seals

May 2nd, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

Today we honor the #1 expert-identified workforce development nonprofit in Minnesota: Goodwill Easter Seals. Read about how Goodwill Easter Seals helped numerous clients secure a job during the recession:

 Ron worked as a printer for 11 years but lost his job due to the recession.  For several months, he collected unemployment insurance and worked temporary labor jobs to support his wife and two daughters. On the recommendation of a friend, Ron applied to the Construction Skills Training Program at Goodwill/Easter Seals, where he thrived. Thanks to his positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning, upon graduating, Ron was quickly hired by Urban Homeworks. Gradually, Ron’s responsibilities have increased, and today his duties include leading a home renovation crew, managing all properties, maintaining all vehicles and preparing volunteer sites. Additionally, he is training to become a Lead Abatement Supervisor. Ron often returns to Goodwill/Easter Seals to share his experiences with other men and women who are hoping to make a better life for themselves and their families.

(Read more here: http://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16275&news_iv_ctrl=1201)

 According to our experts, Goodwill offers industry-specific training, transitional jobs, counseling, and placement that enable individuals with significant barriers to employment to successfully enter the workforce.  This well-established organization also engages in advocacy, innovative partnerships with educational institutions, and low-cost retail.

To learn more about Goodwill and their impact, read more expert reviews here.

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