Press Releases

Color Me Goodwill Accepting Designer Applications for 2022 Fashion Show

10/01/21

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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is seeking Asheville-area designers to compete in its popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show, which returns to The Orange Peel on April 29, 2022. The 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill show will feature seven designers, each of whom will create a five-piece collection based on their selected color…. Read more »

Are college degrees worth the price of admission to the job market?

09/20/21

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By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson As a youngster growing up in a lower middle-class family, it was instilled in me that I should go to college and get a good education and then get a good job. Like many of my Baby Boomer peers during the 1980s, I earned college degrees and… Read more »

It’s a Job Seekers’ Market but…

08/23/21

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By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson While scrolling through Facebook, I stumbled across one recent post from a recruiter looking for people to work as Flaggers. This job requires reporting to work at 6 a.m. to hold up signs and direct traffic while road work is being done. The position pays $16 per… Read more »

Goodwill and NCWorks to Hold Outdoor Event with 30+ Employers on Oct. 12

08/05/21

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More than 30 local employers are scheduled to attend an upcoming outdoor hiring event held by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and the NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth County. Goodwill and NCWorks Multi-Employer Hiring Event Date: Tuesday, Oct. 12 (Rain Date: Oct. 13) Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: LJVM Coliseum parking lot; enter at Goodwill… Read more »

Back to School Blues Sale on Jeans is Aug. 6-15 at Goodwill

08/02/21

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With a new school year just around the corner — and many kids heading back to classrooms in person — this back-to-school shopping season is an extra-special one. But the cost of all those new clothes, electronics and school supplies can add up. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is helping ease the cost of… Read more »

Job Application Checklist: Top 5 Things to Do Before You Apply

06/30/21

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By Jordan Joines   When you are applying for a new job, make sure that you put forth your best effort before you hit that “submit” button. Remember, your job application is one of many and you want it to catch the recruiter’s attention. Here are some helpful tips for how to prepare before you… Read more »

CYAI Partners with Goodwill to Train Youth Tech Workers

06/02/21

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Winston-Salem, N.C. (June 2, 2021) – The Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative (CYAI) is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina (Goodwill) to provide information technology (IT) registered apprenticeship programming to youth ages 16-21, with a focus on women and individuals of color. The Youth IT Apprenticeship program provides youth aged 16-21 with the IT… Read more »

Goodwill and NCWorks to Hold Multi-Employer Hiring Event on June 2

05/26/21

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Local job seekers looking to re-enter the workforce can meet with a dozen Triad-area employers at an outdoor hiring event organized by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and the NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth County. Multi-Employer Hiring Event Date: Wednesday, June 2 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: LJVM Coliseum parking lot; enter… Read more »

Goodwill® Launches Rising Together™ Coalition with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft to Empower One Million People to Access Sustainable Careers by 2025

05/07/21

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Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, today announced a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising Together™, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job seekers with the skills and supports needed to access sustainable jobs. Joining Goodwill with a goal of empowering one million people to access sustainable careers by… Read more »

Join the Easter Egg Hunt and Win Prizes at Goodwill

03/18/21

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Celebrate the coming of spring and take home great prizes at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All day long, shoppers can hunt for Easter eggs hidden throughout Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina retail stores. These prizes can be… Read more »