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Goodwill takes heat over wages

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The National Federation for the Blind is taking on Goodwill International Industries, hoping that a showdown with the nonprofit organization will lead to a change in federal law. The Fair Wage Act, enacted more than 74 years ago, allows organizations with certification from the Department of Labor to pay a lower wage to workers with… Continue Reading Goodwill takes heat over wages

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Goodwill move will take six weeks

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During the next six weeks, Goodwill will be moving its administrative offices and several service programs to a new campus at 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The move starts March 9 and will be conducted in phases – primarily over the weekend – to avoid disruptions to programs and operations. When completed, the relocation… Continue Reading Goodwill move will take six weeks

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Goodwill part of “checkoff” campaign

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is one of 15 statewide nonprofits selected by the state legislature to participate in the “Checkoff Colorado” campaign. Citizens preparing their 2011 state income taxes will have the opportunity to contribute a portion of their returns to the “Goodwill Industries Fund” by checking the corresponding box next to the fund’s… Continue Reading Goodwill part of “checkoff” campaign

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Westside residents say that when Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs leaves Old Colorado City for new offices on Garden of the Gods Road in the Spring they’d like to see mixed-use development, food stores, apartments, a convention center – or all of the above take its place. Goodwill representatives held a meeting on Oct. 26… Continue Reading Goodwill move opens door for Westside redevelopment

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Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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GE Johnson logs 5 million hours with no injuries GE Johnson Construction Company recently exceeded 5 million man-hours worked without a day-away-from-work injury, which equates to every hour worked on more than $2 billion worth of projects since 2005. GE Johnson has completed more than $6 billion in projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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Goodwill to get input on future of OCC location

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As Goodwill prepares to move the majority of its services to its new campus on West Garden of the Gods Road, it will host a community meeting to get public responses about what should be done with the space it will vacate in Old Colorado City. Goodwill will host a public neighborhood meeting at its… Continue Reading Goodwill to get input on future of OCC location

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The commercial laundry room at Goodwill Industries in Colorado Springs is humming with the swishing sound of washing machines and dryers as the crew handles 2,200 pounds of laundry an hour. It’s the sound of employment, and it’s growing. In the past year, the Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs hired 35 employees in its contracts… Continue Reading Goodwill cleaning up on commercial custodial jobs

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Goodwill thriving in a bad economy

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Randy and RayAnne Smith did a bit of shopping last weekend. Wearing a gold watch, a sports coat and a Ralph Lauren oxford, Randy perused the men’s section while RayAnne, in a trendy skirt and matching jacket, sorted through ladies’ shoes. The retired small-business owners have shopped for years at places like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom… Continue Reading Goodwill thriving in a bad economy

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Goodwill Industries

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By Diane Wengler Five individual stories about inspiring accomplishment were the highlight of Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs’ annual dinner at Broadmoor Hall on April 14. Tina Castro, Tonya Edwards, Emily Miller, David Moorehead and Mary Pyle accepted their awards after short videos were played about their challenges, perseverance, commitment and triumphs. Nearly 780 guests… Continue Reading Goodwill Industries

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