We’ve been in the news a lot lately. Word has been spreading about our new customer service training, which Shane Pekny talked about last month. We held a press conference at our headquarters on Monday morning, and several local media outlets covered the announcement:

Program receives $2 million grant – Omaha World-Herald
Grant will cover job training – Omaha World-Herald
Feds Give $2M Boost To Local Job Training Program – KETV

Goodwill was also mentioned in a recent KETV story about Amendment 1, the upcoming Nebraska ballot initiative.

If approved, amendment one would allow cities and counties to issue revenue bonds on behalf of non-profits, who would then assume all financial responsibility. For those groups, it’s the chance to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest.

Goodwill for example, is planning at least five new multi-million dollar facilities in the area over the next six to seven years. “We feel that if we can finance future projects at a much lower interest rate, we are going to be able to further the mission of Goodwill, which again is providing support, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” [Goodwill Executive Vice President Andy] Bradley said.