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Tamika Wilson Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Tamika Wilson came to Goodwill after losing her job in February 2022. The Brooklyn woman in her thirties had an intellectual disability diagnosis and her only work experience included the janitorial work she had done in her previous job for five years. Needless to say, this was a difficult time

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Andrew Isaacs – Bridge to Technology program

Andrew Isaacs grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Andrew was approaching age forty when he joined Goodwill in 2021, but he had not yet found a career fit. He had done clerical work and had worked as a personal shopper for Amazon. He had obtained his GED

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Edwin Ayuso – Bridge to Technology program

Edwin Ayuso, a Brooklyn resident in his forties, joined our Bridge to Technology program in January 2022 seeking a career change. He had worked in the health services sector as certified nursing assistant and later as on-call coordinator. Previous legal issues caused him anxiety and he felt trapped thinking he

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Anthony Barber – Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Anthony Barber is a single black man in his thirties with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a mild intellectual disability who lives in Roosevelt Island. He came to Goodwill NYNJ in May 2014 seeking help in finding a job in retail. He enjoys gaming and listening to music, so he

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Goodwill NYNJ names Derick Bowers GoodTemps Executive Director

GoodTemps, the non-profit staffing agency of Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ, helps over 500 temporary workers, most of them people with disabilities, on to meaningful work each day. New York, NY – June 13, 2023 – Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ)

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WWD features our Evening of Treasures annual fundraising event

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the publication that features news about the fashion industry, designers, celebrity trend setters, and extensive coverage of industry events, joined us at our 3rd annual Evening of Treasures sustainable fashion & power of work fundraising event on May 3. During the event with celebrity host Jenna