Category Archives: employment

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Otho Mae

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Otho Mae
This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily chat with Otho Mae Braziel, a veteran employee of Goodwill’s Contracts Department. She discusses her transition from the Youngstown Society for the Blind in 1992 and her mission to help motivate people with low vision to replace the word “can’t” for “can” in everything they do. Otho Mae shares about the training program she is piloting in Radio Reading and her growth mindset way of.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Alex

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily chat with Alex Budrevich. Alex talks about his transition from the Work Adjustment Program to employment at Goodwill and now to broadcast technician trainee in Radio Reading, like Otho Mae and Larry. He also shares his history with music, starting as an accordionist and acquiring the drums, bass, harmonica, and now ukulele. His comfort behind the mic comes from his experience playing in a band,.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Larry

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Larry
This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily introduce Larry Karabin, a long-time Textiles employee-turned Radio Reading trainee along with Otho Mae and Alex. Larry entertains with his zingers while claiming to be a boring person – which listeners will find out quickly he is not. Larry, Mike, and Emily talk history of Goodwill and the growing options of accessibility for people with vision impairments. Listen to Our Goodwill Stories through the News.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Amanda

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily interview their first guest! Amanda Paynter, Goodwill’s Operations Administration Intern, explains her role this summer and how a collaboration between the Raymond John Wean Foundation and Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership helped get Goodwill this amazing worker. Amanda talks about her experience planning and implementing the first-ever Goodwill Employee Benefits Fair and her other projects and duties. Amanda also answers our now-traditional guest.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: “The most exciting news that I will ever share in my lifetime.”

The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will shape the landscape of employment in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys In the second episode of Our Goodwill Stor(i)es, Emily announces Goodwill’s brand-new initiative to support potential employees and employers in the Youngstown-area, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Listen as Mike and Emily talk about digital literacy assessments, soft skills training, IT opportunities and more – all of which will help people train for, get, and keep jobs.