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Goodwill teaches people looking for career change how to ace next job application during free, week-long career fair

POSTED 12:52 PM, MAY 8, 2017, BY KATHY QUINN KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Most people connect Goodwill industries with their second-hand stores, but the reality is they are a network that helps train and employ people with different abilities. This week they are holding a free career fair comp…


Social Media and Jobs: The Posts Hiring Managers Don't Want to See

In today's day and age, having an active social media presence can help someone snag a job, but it can also cause a hiring manager to pass on a candidate. According to Jobvite, 93 percent of hiring managers will review a candidate's social profile before making a hiring decision. …


Check out Goodwill’s job training and job fairs this week

BY DIANE STAFFORD It’s about more than operating second-hand stores. Goodwill Industries also exists to provide employment and training for people with different abilities. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas is sponsoring a series of job fairs and workforce training se…


Dos Mundos: Education Spotlight

Did you know about our free career centers to help job-seekers? That's right. Three KC area Goodwill stores are home to our GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers. These in-store areas provide our community with an abundance of resources and all are free and available to the public. We're av…


Green Friday at Goodwill brings end-of-year donations

OLATHE, Kan. - Now is the time of year when people are trying to get organized and clean out their closets while making room for all of their holiday gifts. Since somebody’s trash can be someone else’s treasure, many people are choosing to donate their old wares. Full story T…


How to get the perfect ugly Christmas sweater in Kansas City

How to get that perfect ugly Christmas sweater in Kansas City Joel Nichols 8:50 AM, Dec 13, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You know that old saying “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure?” Well, one person’s “ugly” sweater could be another per…


Stefany Williams on Grill Nation

Stefany joined Jason Grill on Grill Nation Saturday, December 3 on Talk 980AM KMBZ Business Channel.  Jason Grill is the Founder of JGrill Media, Co-Founder of Sock 101, Attorney and Founder and Host of Grill Nation. They chatted about Goodwill's mission, our impact in the Kansas City c…


Congressman Cleaver Visits Goodwill’s GoodWORKS Career Center

Congressman Clever and local Goodwill CEO spoke in support of New Overtime Rule (Kansas City, MO)- Congressman Cleaver held a press conference at the Goodwill GoodWORKS Career Center on Thursday, October 27th, 2016. Congressman Cleaver spoke in support of the DOL’s New Overtime R…


Your Guide to Halloween Shopping on a Budget

Joel Nichols from 41 Action News & KC Live stopped by Goodwill to help you frighten your friends, not your wallet this Halloween. It’s the Halloween Season! Sometimes the scariest thing about this time of the year is the dollar sign that hovers over everything. From candy to costu…


The Brands That Do the Most and Least Good for the World- Ranked by Consumers

Goodwill, Amazon, and Google top the Brand World Rankings survey. From Fast Company : A company's shareholder value doesn't necessarily reflect its value to the wider world: how useful its products are, the good it does for people, how much it tries to minimize social and environmental…


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