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Boston Career Links Maddrey Goode is Award Winner Business services manager is named PIC Achiever
BOSTON (October 21, 2013) Maddrey Goode, the business services manager for Goodwills Boston Career Link, was recently named a 2013 Boston Private Industry Council Achiever. The Private Industry Council is Bostons workforce investment board and connects the youth and adults of Boston to education and employment opportunities. The PIC Achievers exemplify the Private Industry Councils mission of strengthening Bostons communities and its workforce. Goode received the award, along with 17 other recipients, at the Private Industry Councils annual meeting. Boston Career Link is a one-stop career center operated by Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. It serves more than 9,000 people a year and connects job seekers with companies like Home Depot, Sovereign Bank, Stop & Shop, the TJX Companies, and many more. To learn more, visit www.bostoncareerlink.org. Maddrey Goode is the face of Boston Career Link to our business partners and organizations who are seeking qualified employees, said Paul MacNeil, director of Boston Career Link and vice president of work programs. He has increased our visibility among employers and made it easier for our members to have access to job opportunities. According to Goodes Achiever award: Maddrey Goode cares about getting people hired. Under his leadership, Boston Career Link has developed innovations such as the Mass Hiring Events for employers with at least 25 job openings and a commitment to have at least five recruiters onsite to interview job seekers. Maddrey works closely with the BCL Job Seeker Services team to identify individuals who are a good match for his business customers. Im honored to receive this award from the Private Industry Council, said Goode. We have worked hard at Boston Career Link to create more opportunities for employers and job seekers to come together, so I see this award as recognition of that effort. About Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries For more than a century, Goodwill has provided job training programs and partnered with the business community to provide meaningful work opportunities for individuals with disabilities

and other barriers to self-sufficiency. Goodwill operates Boston Career Link, a one-stop career center, which offers universal access to a broad range of services for job seekers, individuals who are looking to advance or change careers, and employers seeking good job candidates. Goodwill also offers programs that foster academic achievement and career aspirations among urban youth. The Goodwill Stores in eastern and central Massachusetts provide jobs and onthe-job training opportunities. They offer quality, low-cost goods to individuals and families looking for value, and support other programs and services. www.goodwillmass.org ###