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Goodwill Advocates for People with Disabilities
Recent media reports have generated interest in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Special Minimum Wage Certificate and its use by more than 3,400 employers throughout the country, including some Goodwill agencies, to employ people with multiple or significant disabilities.
However, activist groups and online sources have painted an inaccurate picture of Goodwill and our use of the Certificate. All employees of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina are paid ABOVE minimum wage.
We welcome the concern that many Americans have shown in improving employment opportunities and quality of life for others in their community, which has been a key element of Goodwill’s mission for more than a century. As North America’s leading nonprofit provider of employment training, job placement services and other community-based programs for people with severe barriers to employment, Goodwill takes these concerns seriously.
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Girl Scouts Support Goodwill in Annual Drive
GIRL SCOUTS AND GOODWILL PARTNERSHIP WRAPS UP POSITIVE RESULTS
(Colfax, NC) – Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont have just wrapped up the annual partnership Good Turn for Goodwill community service project. This event took place throughout the month of October at local Goodwill retail stores and all Goodwill donation centers.
Nearly 300 troops consisting of 2,220 Girl Scouts from central and western North Carolina donated 6,437 bags of goods to Goodwill, which was a 26% increase over last year’s partnership.
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Current Newsletter: In the Works! Oct/Nov 2013
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