March 30, 2022

Job Match Q&A with Ryan

Today’s Job Match Q&A introduces us to Ryan. Ryan came to Goodwill ready to shed his past and start a new chapter. Our Employment WORKS program helped him overcome challenges and focus on the future and all it can offer. What is your first name, where do you work, and what is your job title?...
Ryan wearing a mask

March 29, 2022

Job Match Q&A with Heather

In today’s Job Match Q&A, we get to know Heather. Heather was connected to Goodwill of Orange County’s Workforce Development programs through Employment WORKS, a supported employment program providing individualized job placement and retention services to adults living with mental health diagnosis. Dive in to the six questions below to get to know Heather and her...
Heather smiling and giving two thumbs up.

March 3, 2022

Rachel’s Triumphant Return to Work

When the pandemic put many jobs influx, the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce held one job without question. Rachel loved her job at the city chamber office. Through Goodwill’s Community Based Services program, she was matched with her perfect job back in 2016. She is integral to the operation of the office, managing member renewals...
Rachel at the city chamber office

July 30, 2021

OC Goodwill Highlights! ⭐

2020 challenged us to think differently about how we serve our community. Take a look to see Goodwill’s 2020 impact! 
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July 30, 2021

Hiring Veterans: A Simple Guide for New Business Owners

Article contributed by Ed Carter, founder of AbleFutures.  Veteran unemployment rates have been in decline in the last few years. And then the pandemic started. Just when more business owners began to realize the benefits of hiring ex-military, the crisis took a toll on most small enterprises, forcing them to close temporarily or entirely.
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July 29, 2021

Myth Busters – Find Out The Truth About Those Online Rumors

For years, there have been several online rumors circulating about Goodwill and our mission, and we’d like to clear the air for you— because ultimately, our mission matters the most, and we want to get the facts straight.   Discover the truth. Discover all the good happening at Goodwill of Orange County.

May 26, 2021

Join our Goodwill Insider Program! ⭐

Learn more about our Goodwill Insider Program: an opportunity to partner with us in our love for thrifting and our community! 
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March 26, 2021

Sharing Goodwill: The Power of Food

Whether Roasted Pork Loin, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, or a Southwestern Salad, one thing is clear after listening to Bill Bracken: there is power in cooking food for others.    Join Goodwill of Orange County’s CEO, Nicole Suydam, on this week’s Sharing Goodwill podcast: a platform for uplifting stories of hope and good. This week, we are...
Bill Bracken

October 29, 2020

Employee of the Month Four Times and Counting

In July of 2005, John Wong, an #OCGoodwill Supported Employment Program Participant, became a part of the Job Options team at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Since that first day, John has worked well with his co-workers and his team and he continues to carry a positive attitude day-in and day-out. He learned his tasks quickly,...
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October 16, 2020

The Impact of a Job Coach

An open letter from Liz and Greg Iorio, parents of #OCGoodwill Supported Employment Program Participant Ben Iorio, about how his Goodwill job coach has positively impacted Ben’s life. Dear Goodwill of Orange County, I am writing to you about my son, Ben Iorio, who is on the autism spectrum and his job coach, Carlos Linos....
Poster on the Impact of a job coach