Job Match Q&A With Adrian

In this Job Match Q&A session, we had the honor to chat with Adrian who partnered with Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS program and landed a volunteer opportunity at the El Toro Library. 1) What is your first name, where do you work, and what is your job title? My name is Adrian. I volunteer […]

Job Club Q&A With Brayan

  Brayan serves as an E-Commerce Clerk at Goodwill of Orange County, supporting their’s orders and listings. Initially facing challenges reintegrating into the workforce, Brayan found support through Goodwill’s Employment WORKS program.  Delve into Brayan’s journey back into the workforce in this Q&A session!   1) What is your first name, where do you work, and […]

Job Club Q&A With Alex

In November 2022, Alex partnered with Goodwill’s Employment WORKS program in hopes of jumpstarting his career. With the unwavering support from his Employment Specialist, Alex confidently dove into job leads, polished his interview skills, and pursued numerous employment opportunities. After several rounds of interviews, Alex successfully landed a Software Engineer role at Blizzard Entertainment with […]

Job Club Q&A With Hugo

In today’s edition of Job Match Q&A, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Hugo. Hugo partnered with Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS team and began his journey towards fulfilling work by volunteering at the Orange County Food Bank.   1) What is your first name, where do you work/volunteer, and what is […]

Employment WORKS Program | Meet Paula

🌟 Meet Paula, a Peer Support Specialist with Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS (EWORKS) program!🌟   Originally from Bucharest, Romania, destiny brought her to Los Angeles, California at a young age. Despite facing adversity, including an abusive background and periods of homelessness, Paula found support through her church and shelter, leading her to connect […]

Employment WORKS Program | Meet Floree

“At Goodwill Employment WORKS, you will have someone who will help you, understands you and walk with you on your journey. Then, when you’re ready, we will watch you spread your wings and succeed!” Floree serves as an Employment Specialist at the Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS South location. One of Floree’s biggest barriers […]

Employment WORKS Program | Meet Alexa

Meet Alexa from Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS Program. Seeking a new opportunity in a new environment, Alexa reached out to Employment WORKS for support in her employment journey. With the guidance of her Employment Specialist and Peer Support Specialist, she built the necessary skills to become a Peer Support Specialist herself! We sat […]

Job Match Q&A with Luis

Today’s Job Match Q&A, we get to meet Luis! Through Goodwill’s Employment WORKS, a supported employment program providing individualized job placement and retention services to adults living with mental health diagnosis, Luis was able to get back on his feet and dive into the workforce with ease. 1)      What is your first name, where do you […]

Goodwill of Orange County | National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 is a big deal for all of us here at Goodwill of Orange County, because it marks National Thrift Shop Day!  On this day, we celebrate the power of thrifting and, most importantly, we celebrate YOU, our loyal thrifter! Your purchases fuel OC Goodwill’s mission of helping people achieve their goals through a […]

Top Six Mental Health Resources In Orange County

Mental Health Action Day serves as a day to raise awareness on the significance of mental health and to encourage individuals to take action and prioritize mental health support. At Goodwill of Orange County, we recognize the unique challenges faced by people with mental health diagnoses and are committed to providing resources, employment opportunities, and […]