Monday, July 18, 2011

Kentucky Goodwill Job Placements Rise

PARIS, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians might think of Goodwill as bargain shopping or a way to reduce their taxes. For the thrifty in the state, the land of leftovers is a treasure chest. But for the organization, those simple donations are a means to an end — employing more Kentuckians.
And those job opportunities have more than doubled so far in this fiscal year.
Since 1988, Goodwill's donated-goods program has helped provide employment for people with disabilities and disadvantages, said Roland Blahnik, president and CEO of the Kentucky affiliate since 1984. Since that time, Goodwill has seen its stores leap from just two statewide to 59 today.

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