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May 8, 2023
Employee Spotlight: Rosalieh LeFevre
Assistant Store Manager
Years of service: 20
Join us in celebrating Rosalieh LeFevre as our Employee Spotlight Feature. Rosalieh brings honesty, integrity, and commitment to her work as assistant store manager at our Fremont location. Employed at Goodwill for 20 years, Rosalieh began her career as a part-time associate before she was quickly promoted to team lead.
Rosalieh’s greatest role models are fellow Goodwill managers Nanci Penland and Katti Brooks. Both Nanci and Katti have inspired Rosalieh, and everything she knows she has learned from them. She would not be where she is today if it weren’t for their support and leadership. Katti specifically taught her that if you open your eyes and push yourself harder, you can achieve anything.
Rosalieh loves to travel in her spare time and hopes to someday explore the beaches of Maldives. Something people may not know about Rosalieh: she is a thrill-seeker! She loves to skydive and is waiting for the day she has the opportunity to bungee jump.
Goodwill is like a second home for Rosalieh. She always puts her team first and loves the people she works with.
Thank you, Rosalieh, for all you do!
Success Story: Kaylyn
Kaylyn’s career coach, saw something special about her from the beginning. “Kaylyn has a strong desire to succeed. She's hungry, and once she finds her thing, she'll be a world changer,” Joe said.
“Goodwill placed me in a work experience that was focused on assembly which not only helped me learn to work as a member of a team, but also show me the importance each person on that team,” said Kaylyn.
Employee Spotlight: Jaime Hughes
Jaime brings enthusiasm and an eagerness for learning to her work as accounts payable specialist at our corporate headquarters. Employed at Goodwill for 3 years, Jaime began her career with Goodwill working in our electronics recycling department before transitioning to her current role.
Jaime loves it at Goodwill. “I like the people here. They are very human. I’ve never worked at a place like this before – it’s so great.”
Business Development Director named Innovator of the Year
The annual award recognizes and celebrates the most innovative ideas of the lakeshore area. Nick Carlson championed and coordinated Goodwill’s unique joint-venture partnership with HydroBlox Technologies, a plastics recycling company that manufactures products that aid in stormwater drainage infrastructure.
HydroBlox Technologies and Goodwill Industries of West Michigan announce plastic recycling partnership
“In keeping with Goodwill’s focus on sustainability and the triple-bottom line, we are excited to launch a new business line that diverts landfill-bound plastic, while also providing good-paying jobs,” GIWM President and CEO Jeanette Hoyer said.
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Goodwill VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers provide free tax assistance to low- to moderate-income workers and families eligible for significant state and federal tax credits.
Make a difference! Help working people claim and keep all the refunds they are entitled to.
No accounting experience required! Volunteers receive FREE IRS training and certification.
Flexible hours! You can volunteer for day, evening, and/or Saturday hours in any of our tax-prep sites.