Holland received the 2016 New Partner Award from Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan for our partnership with Goodwill’s veterans program.
Holland hosted a Veteran Networking Event that created an accommodating environment for both veterans and employers. Employers were better able to understand the military culture veterans come from, and veterans were better able to understand employers’ needs and how their skills can translate to meet those needs.
The recognition was given at the fifth annual Goodwill Awards recognizing “best in class” partners for their hiring and training of Goodwill program participants and commitment to the Goodwill mission.
The awards took place October 10, 2016 at Frederik Meijer Gardens with special guest speaker, Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives and communities through the power of work. Since 1966, the organization has offered a wide range of employment and training programs to assist those with disabilities and other barriers to employment in developing their marketable skills to find meaningful employment. Its efforts are supported by revenue from its 22 and growing retail stores in a five-county area, as well as from monetary donations. For more information visit: www.goodwillgr.org.
Present at the Goodwill Awards Ceremony were (L/R): Steve Blubaugh, VP Human Resources; Holland President Scott Ware; Christine VandeVusse, Human Resource Manager, Jason Schenkel, 1SG, USA (Ret.), Talent Acquisitions and Fair Employment Manager; Kathy S. Crosby, President and CEO Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids; Stacey VandeVusse, HR Director; Chastity Troyer, Talent Operations Manager; and Dan Oliver, VP Finance.