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Medford career fair planned

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Goodwill Employment & Training Center, 11 W. Jackson St., Medford. Connecting people seeking work with employers who are hiring is part of Goodwill’s mission to enable employment. The career fair is open to all job […]

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Douglas County honors winners

On Thursday, April 13, Southern Oregon Goodwill hosted the second of five Stories Behind the Store Celebrations with the Douglas County event at Seven Feathers conference center. Gary Eads, owner of Eads Enterprises, a McDonald’s restaurant franchise in Douglas County, was recognized as the 2016 Story of the Year for enabling employment for several Goodwill […]

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K-CET GED students graduate

Five students who earned GED certificates at the Klamath Center for Education and Training graduated Friday, April 7, in a ceremony at the Klamath Community College campus. The graduates were Toby Brazille, Jon Carle, Justin Sandhu, Emily Teeter, and Timothy Wood. The ceremony included K-CET and KCC staff and administrators. Herald & News reporter Holly […]

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Awards program planned in Siskiyou County

Yreka, CA — Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries will honor successful community integration for adults with barriers to employment at a Goodwill Story Behind the Store Celebration awards event in Yreka on Thursday, March 30. Goodwill will recognize Corey Crandal for thriving as a kitchen aide at Brookdale-Yreka senior living. He is the Story of the […]

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Anniversary video debuts

Southern Oregon Goodwill is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long. Since its beginning in Grants Pass in October 1967, Goodwill has helped thousands of people seeking personal and professional growth unlock their potential, find work and contribute to their communities. Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oregon produced this wonderful 50th anniversary tribute […]

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Goodwill announces voucher awards

Medford, OR — Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries® will give out $62,850 in vouchers to community service agencies in Douglas, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties to help people who need clothing and home essentials in 2017. Dating back to 1998, the voucher program evolved from the magnitude of requests Goodwill received for assistance with clothing and […]

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Job Connections guide people to work

Tyler Jones at KEZI 9, the Eugene ABC affiliate that covers Roseburg, did a story about the successful work of Goodwill Job Connection centers across Southern Oregon. The story also appeared on KDRV.com, the website of Medford’s ABC affiliate. Here is the full news release: Southern Oregon Goodwill® Job Connections prove valuable for job seekers […]

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Goodwill distributes thousands in vouchers

Each year, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries distributes thousands of dollars of store credits to community service agencies in Douglas, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine counties to help people with need for clothing and household essentials. These store credits are referred to as “vouchers” which are redeemable only in Southern Oregon Goodwill stores and As Is outlets. […]

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Adult Education in Klamath County

Southern Oregon Goodwill® has teamed up with Klamath Community College to offer adult education, including GED® prep and ESL courses. The new program is growing quickly and KTVL News 10 visited Nov. 4 to update viewers. Here is the story. Here is the full media release on the partnership. An innovative partnership between Southern Oregon […]

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Fall and Winter Computer Classes

If cold weather has you spending more time inside, now could be the perfect time to polish up your computer skills. Southern Oregon Goodwill® has community computer classes for adults at Employment & Training Centers across the region. The courses provide computer basics and knowledge of popular Microsoft Office programs. Check out this schedule if you’re looking for new job skills […]

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