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New program up-skills Mainers into Renewable Energy careers

A new workforce program will up-skill Mainers into high-skill, high-wage career pathways as engineering and construction/skilled trades managers related to Renewable Energy. The program is no-cost to participants, reducing financial barriers to career growth.   The program, called Green Jobs for ME, is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to and managed by Coastal…

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Save big on Back to School shopping at Goodwill

We realize last school year may have only just finished, but Goodwill is here to make sure that when school is back, so is style!  Now through Labor Day, you can save big on your Back to School shopping by taking advantage of the following sales: Half Off Club Goodwill:*Students and teachers get half off Club Goodwill memberships – That’s…

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Operational Hours Update Effective July 1 with FAQ’s

Operating hours are being updated for all Goodwill Northern New England retail stores, donation centers and Buy The Pound outlets!  In an effort to bring more consistency to our customers and employees, we’re simplifying things. Effective Monday, July 1, Goodwill NNE hours are as follows:  Stores: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Donation Centers: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Buy the Pound outlets: Monday-Sunday, 7…

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Empowering diversity: Victoria nurtures growth within her team

As the Concord store manager, Victoria Sittig wants every customer to have at least one staff member they can relate to. Looking for a classic cashmere sweater? What about a grunge 90s t-shirt? Victoria has a teammate who that customer can connect with. As a self-described “people-person” her team reflects all ages, genders, and backgrounds. The secret to making this…

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How to shop at Goodwill’s Buy the Pound Outlets

Shopping at one of Goodwill’s Buy the Pound Outlets is an adventurous thrifter’s dream: It’s a yard sale environment where everything is priced by the pound.   Our Buy The Pound Outlets get all the items that don’t sell in our stores after our various weekly sales. This is part of our effort to keep things out of landfills. Shoppers can find…

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Hooksett store hosts donation drive May 9, 10, 11

The Hooksett Goodwill store will host a donation drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 in the store’s parking lot. “This is exciting because people in Hooksett haven’t been able to donate since the store relocated in July of 2022. We know things have built up in closets and garages, and we’re all due for a…

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Debra Reynolds bridges the gap between Deaf clients and hearing staff

Debra Reynolds, 2023 employee of the year, is resilient and inclusive as she is kind and joyful. Deb is Deaf and a program manager for Goodwill NNE. She works with Deaf clients who live in Goodwill homes. Her staff are hearing, but most do not know American Sign Language (ASL). But Deb is unstoppable. She has an upbeat attitude. Regardless…

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Teachers earn degree while serving at-risk youth in Manchester schools through AmeriCorps

Future educators can earn their master’s degrees while serving as AmeriCorps members in Manchester, New Hampshire middle and high schools. This gives the college students experience teaching at-risk youth, while earning a stipend and their degree. This collaboration between Goodwill AmeriCorps and Southern New Hampshire University is named Manchester Excels. “Manchester was specifically chosen because it is one of the most under-resourced…

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Richard loves teaching students with disabilities important work skills

Richard Alley could not wait to get to work. It took him years to find something that makes him this happy. He explored different career options – the military, truck driving, construction, retail management, and even being a DJ. But after a period of unemployment due to physical and mental health he discovered career advising. While working with his own…

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Biofeedback treats stress, anxiety and pain for people with a traumatic brain injury

Goodwill’s NeuroRehabilitation clinics have a new tool that can show people their body’s reaction to stress, anxiety and pain. Biofeedback allows a person to see the impact different strategies – such as controlled breathing, mindfulness activities, or progressive muscle relaxation – are having. “This can help people get better control over their bodies,” said Mackenna Murtagh, Clinical Director of Goodwill…

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Take a free tour of the Goodwill warehouse

Goodwill is much more than a store, and we want to share what we do with you. Sign up for a free warehouse tour of our Gorham, Maine warehouse! You are invited to see “Behind the scenes” of Goodwill NNE. On this tour, you will meet us, ask questions, and witness how we divert 50 million pounds of stuff each year from our…

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South Burlington store grand re-opening Jan. 27 (closed Jan. 1-11)

Goodwill’s South Burlington store is closed Jan. 1 through Jan. 11 for construction. Everyone is welcome to the grand re-opening Saturday, Jan. 27 (snow date Saturday, Feb. 3). The refurbished store will offer more shopping space with a better layout, which means customers will find even more goods. The store will revitalize and restock the popular “Handpicked” section with high-end…

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