New VP and director in Klamath named

Klamath Falls, OR — Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries has hired Rich Ortiz, a long-time resident of Klamath County as Director of Workforce Development for Klamath and Lake counties. Ortiz replaces Erin Young, who was promoted to Vice President of Workforce Development and now is based at Goodwill’s regional office in Medford. Ortiz spent more than […]

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Beating the heat

When a record-breaking heat wave hit Southern Oregon, Goodwill closed its attended donation trailers in Medford and Grants Pass when afternoon temperatures soared to around 110 degrees on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3. KDRV Newswatch 12 reported on the weather-related closures on Aug. 2 during the 5 p.m. broadcast. They also included a […]

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Gearing up for Country Crossings

Newswatch 12 reporter Cassandra Mlynarek visited the Southern Oregon Goodwill store in Central Point on Thursday, July 27, to learn about how the store was ready to help people prepare for Country Crossings, the big country music festival at The Expo. She returned to do series of live broadcasts during the morning show on Friday, […]

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Jackson County celebrates success

Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries wrapped up a series of celebrations honoring the achievements of clients, employees and partners with a Stories Behind the Store Celebration for Jackson County on July 20 at the Rogue Valley Country Club. The Story of the Year was Hayley Taylor, who came to Goodwill to earn her GED and get […]

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Josephine County honors achievements

Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries honored the achievements of people who are building a better future through vocational training and employment at a Goodwill Story Behind the Store Celebration awards event on Thursday, June 29, at the Grants Pass High School Commons. Becky Waldon, who gained valuable work experience and new confidence, then made connections through […]

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Shae Johns joins GII board

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International (GII) has announced that Shae Johns will join the incoming class of members to its board of directors. She will also serve as a member of the social enterprise’s Conference of Executives (COE) Executive Council, representing the Goodwill membership at the national level. Johns’ term is two years with […]

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KDRV highlights Goodwill’s employment expertise

KDRV Newswatch 12 reporter Sionan Barrett did a story June 21 about the latest state employment report, which noted that while unemployment is dropping, people in the rural counties of Southern Oregon are still struggling to find work. She interviewed Southern Oregon Goodwill Director of Workforce Development for Jackson County Kris Kreutzer to learn more […]

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Goodwill and Cow Creek Tribe unveil trailer

Canyonville, OR — On Thursday, June 22, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries will unveil a co-branded donations trailer featuring support by the Cow Creek Tribe and Seven Feathers Casino Resort for local workforce development programs. Seven Feathers Casino Resort is underwriting the expense for the nonprofit to update three donation trailers which vary in lengths from […]

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Employee wins national award

MEDFORD — Goodwill Industries International is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2017 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff is Kristi Bonham of Talent, Oregon. Bonham serves as the quality assurance coordinator for Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries in Medford. She has worked for the organization since 1997, beginning as a job coach, contracts […]

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Goodwill tops World Value Index

Goodwill®, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training and education services, has been ranked #1 on the annual World Value Index, an anticipated annual report that ranks world-class organizations by measuring and ranking each brand’s overall World Value, according to people’s perceptions. In the rankings, Goodwill leads Amazon, Google, Kellogg’s, Microsoft and other […]

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